Is It Time for a Heating Upgrade? What to Consider

Is It Time for a Heating Upgrade? What to Consider

As the single biggest use of energy in your Broken Arrow home, your heating and cooling system has the biggest impact on your energy costs. As a result, it's important for your heating and cooling systems to operate as efficiently as possible. Even more, it's important to know when it is time to upgrade your heating system. The following information is designed to inform you of a few tell tale signs its time for a heating upgrade.

Exceeded Life Expectancy

Since all equipment has a life expectancy, it's important to consider a heating upgrade when your equipment has reached its life expectancy. While most heat pumps have a life expectancy of 10 years, furnaces and boilers have a longer life of around 15 years. In any case, when your system reaches its life expectancy, you should consider replacing it with a more energy efficient unit.

Frequent Repairs

Over time, your heating equipment will become much less efficient because component parts will fail. If your equipment starts to need frequent repairs outside of regular maintenance and your energy bill rises, it's time to consider upgrading your heating system.

Rooms Too Hot or Cold

If your rooms are too cold or too hot, it could be the result of improper ductwork. At the same time, your equipment could be malfunctioning.

Humidity Problems

If the air in your home is too humid in the summer or too dry in the winter, it could the result of inadequate equipment, leaky ductwork, or the need for a heating upgrade

Noisy Heating System

If your heating system is making strange noises, it's time to consider a heating upgrade. In most cases, the problem is with the indoor coil or your duct system is undersized.

In any case, if your heating isn't working efficiently, it may be costing you much more than you know. As a result, it's important to know when it is time for a heating upgrade and whom to contact. Since 1985, Air Assurance has been servicing the Broken Arrow and Tulsa area. Contact us for more expert advice all of your HVAC issues.

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