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Signs You Need to Replace Your Heating System

Annual maintenance will allow your home heating system to last for up to 20 years. People tend to avoid upkeep until serious problems start to emerge. Generally people are not aware that this kind of neglect usually leads to bigger expenses, particularly on repair. How do you know it is time to replace your heating system? Annual service checks can help reveal warning signs that the system needs repair or replacement.

Warning Signals to Look For

How do you know it is time to replace your heating system?

Increasing Repair Cost. Consider replacing the unit if the system has already cost you a great deal of money on repair in a short period. Heating systems can fail prematurely if they don’t receive their much needed annual maintenance.

Increasing Energy Cost. Growing energy cost is another reason to suspect that your furnace isn’t working as efficiently as it used to. An energy assessment can uncover problems within the entire system, whether the cause is a leak, a faulty thermostat, or other issues.

Heat Loss and Noises. Having to use other supplemental heat sources shouldn’t be necessary if the home’s heating system is working efficiently. Not getting enough warmth in some rooms is a red flag that the furnace isn’t working efficiently. Noises originating from the system while it operates are another way of knowing something is wrong with the unit.

Leaks. The heat exchanger can develop cracks inside the unit leading to carbon monoxide leaking into the home undetected. The burner flame in the furnace should always be blue. A qualified service technician should check a flickering or yellow flame promptly for safety. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can be dangerous. Every home should have carbon monoxide detectors installed in sleeping areas and near the furnace as a precaution.

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Furnace Replacement?

More and more homeowners living in areas where temperature changes are moderate are choosing heat pumps as a heating system alternative. Heat pumps are available in geothermal, water source and air-to air designs. To make sure that your new heat pump will be successfully installed in your home, hire a reliable HVAC service provider when it comes time to replace your heating system.

To learn more about when you may need to replace your heating system, call Brown & Reaves Services today at 843-497-9867, or fill out our short form and someone will contact you as quickly as possible to answer any questions you may have about your system.

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