Unfortunately, your HVAC equipment isn’t meant to last forever. Your system will eventually begin to give you signs that your home heating is now in need of an upgrade. Here at Day & Nite Plumbing and Heating, we won’t just help you spot potential problems. We’ll also help you when you’re ready to upgrade your HVAC system. As we get ready for winter, let’s take a look at some of the signs that it may be time for an upgrade.
A NOISY FURNACE
If your furnace is making some odd noises, like banging, clanking, or squeaking noises, it could be time for an upgrade. Sometimes it’s just a simple fix like a pilot light adjustment, but in other cases it could be a sign that your HVAC system is nearing the end of its effective life. If one of our HVAC technicians find a number of broken parts or poor connections, it could be time for an upgrade.
AN OUTDATED THERMOSTAT
If your thermostat has a decidedly retro look, it could be time to upgrade your home heating. Thermostats have gotten smarter over time. Today’s models do a better job of keeping your home comfortable without wasting energy during the day when you’re out at work. Many thermostats can even be hooked up to Wi-Fi and paired with an app to maximize comfort. You’ll wonder how you lived without one of these new thermostat options once you upgrade.
Low or high humidity can make your home uncomfortable. If you experience excess humidity in your home during the summer months or notice dry air during the winter months, it could be a sign that you need to upgrade your home heating. An update should fix the problem and help protect a variety of items in your home that can be damaged by changing humidity levels. If you have hardwood floors, antique furniture, artwork, or instruments that you want to protect, opting for a new heating system and other HVAC upgrades will pay off.
A heating system with outdated ducts or other duct issues can cause a variety of problems. Some rooms might be too hot, while others don’t seem to get the heat that they need. Old ducts could also spread dust, creating problems for anyone with allergies. A new, leak-free duct system will be able to safety and efficiently distribute heat throughout your home.
IT’S BEEN A WHILE SINCE YOU UPDATED YOUR HEATING
Even if nothing is outwardly wrong, updating your home heating just because it’s been a while since you purchased an upgrade can be a good idea. If your heating system is more than a decade old, it’s just not as efficient as current options are. A replacement could save you money on your heating bill while being better at its job.
TOO MANY REPAIRS
Naturally, our HVAC experts are ready and willing to take care of any heating repairs you need. An occasional service call isn’t a cause for alarm, but if you feel like you’re constantly in need of repairmen, you might be better off just upgrading your heating system. Contact us when you’re ready for an upgrade.
Since 1954, Day & Nite Plumbing & Heating, a family owned and operated company, has been meeting the plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning needs of homeowners and businesses in Seattle and the surrounding areas. Whether you have a plumbing emergency, or you need a heating and cooling home comfort system, “Do it Right! Call them anytime “Day or Nite.” Be sure to browse here for in-depth answers to homeowner’s top plumbing and heating questions, or send your own questions directly to the experts.