Do I Need a New Heating System?

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If you're a homeowner, there have probably been times when you ask yourself whether or not you need a new heating system. There are a variety of factors that go into this decision-making process. Every home is different, and each homeowner's needs will vary. That said, there are some signs that it might be time for a new heating system, and now is the perfect time to figure it out as we head into winter.

In this blog post, Carter Comfort Systems will discuss some of those signs so that you can make an informed decision about your home's heating system. The last thing you want to deal with this winter is a broken heater, so it’s important you take the necessary steps to replace your heating system if any of these signs pertain to you. Keep reading to learn more!

High Energy Bills

One sign that it might be time for a new heating system is if your energy bills have been increasing. If you notice that your heating bills are higher than they used to be, even if the weather hasn't been any colder, it could be a sign that your system is working harder than it used to. This could be due to a variety of factors, such as an inefficient system or leaks in your ductwork. Whatever the reason, if you're seeing a spike in your energy bills, it's worth investigating whether or not a new heating system might be the solution. Carter Comfort Systems can help you with this decision. We’ll be able to check your system and offer a recommendation on whether or not we think a replacement is necessary.

Your Home Isn’t Comfortable

Another sign that you might need a new heating system is if your home isn't as comfortable as it used to be. Do you remember if you were satisfied with your heater’s performance last winter? If you find yourself constantly adjusting the thermostat or you notice that some rooms are warmer or cooler than others, it could be a sign that your heating system isn't working as efficiently as it should. Additionally, if you notice that your furnace is making more noise than usual, it could be a sign that it's time for a replacement.

Frequent Repairs

Paying for frequent repairs is another sign you might be in need of a new heating system. Not only is it frustrating to schedule repairs continuously, but you are also wasting money that could be put towards a new system.

Your System is Making Strange Noises

If you're hearing strange noises coming from your heating system, it could be a sign that something is wrong. Rattling, banging, and squealing are all red flags that should be investigated by a professional. These noises can indicate that parts are loose or worn out, which can lead to further damage if not repaired.

Your System is More Than 15 Years Old

The average lifespan of a heating system is 15-20 years. If your system is approaching or exceeding this age, it's time to start thinking about replacing it. While regular maintenance can help extend the life of your system, eventually, it will need to be replaced, just like many of the other appliances in your home.

If you’re experiencing issues with your heating system, don’t hesitate to contact Carter Comfort Systems at (208) 739-4181 or by filling out our online contact form. If you wait too long, you might end up with a broken heater this winter. So, schedule any repairs or replacement appointments you might need as soon as you can to ensure a comfortable home this winter.