As we are in the full swing of the heating system, you are likely running your furnace more and more often to keep your home comfortable. As the temperatures drop and your unit works harder to keep you warm, have you thought about how well (or not well) it is performing? Here are a few things to consider when you think about your heating units overall performance:
- When was the last time it was serviced or maintained? Regular maintenance is import to not only detect potential problems, but to also ensure that your unit is running and performing as it was designed to do so!
- Does it seem like it’s a little or extra noisy? Sounds may come in the form of popping, banging, humming, or screeching. This could be a telltale sign that parts may need to be replaced within the furnace, or that the entire unit is in jeopardy. A certified technician should be able to diagnose these problems and determine whether repair or replacement is in your best bet.
- Is it running more often than you think it should be? Many factors can come into play here, but your comfort level should be your main priority. Common issues that can cause your unit to cycle often are overheating, thermostat issues and an improperly sized unit. Regardless of the reason your unit is running more often, it’s costing you more money and damaging the unit.
- Are some rooms in your home hotter/colder than others? This is likely the result of an old furnace and outdated duct system losing its ability to distribute heat evenly throughout the house.
- Is your heating system more than 15 years old? It may be working, but it is likely not operating at maximum efficiency and your utility bills are probably at all-time highs as a result. According to the Department of Energy, replacing an older system that offers only 50% efficiency with a system offering 95% efficiency, you can save more than $47 for every $100 in fuel costs.
These are only a few things to consider when you are looking at a potential upgrade to your heating system. We at Heating and Cooling Solutions would be happy to talk with you about your system, and help you determine what would be the best course of action to ensure you are completely satisfied in all of your home comfort needs. We offer no cost, no obligation in home estimates. Reach a team member today at 262-554-6083 to schedule an appointment.
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