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Do I Need a New Heating System Before Winter Starts?

Winter is still a couple months off, but now is the time to start preparing your home for the heating season. Part of that is evaluating whether or not your heating system is in any condition to be keeping your home warm through another winter. Preventive maintenance and prompt repairs can’t make a heater last forever, after all. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you probably need to replace your furnace before the end of fall.

Efficiency

The older a heater gets, the more worn down it becomes. Eventually, the wear and tear on the system will start affecting its efficiency. As the efficiency of the heater drops, it will be forced to continue operating for longer and longer periods of time in order to keep affecting the same temperature changes. This will cause your monthly heating bills to go up. If your heating bills start to rise for no apparent reason, it means you probably need a new system installed.

Repairs Become More Frequent

Whether it’s from random chance or wear and tear, all heating systems need repairs every once in a while. The older a heating system gets, the more its condition will deteriorate and the more likely it will be for various parts of the system to malfunction. If your heating system needs repairs more than once every couple of years, it may be getting close to the time that you need to replace it.

System Age

Heating systems vary in how long their lifespans are, but it tends to be between 10 to 20 years. Once your heater gets past the two decade mark, it will very likely become too costly to run effectively. If your heater is older than 20 years, talk to a professional about installing a new one.

Speedy Air Conditioning Service offers a full range of heating system services throughout Stuart, FL.

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