If the heating equipment in your home seems to be acting a bit sluggish so soon into the heating season, don’t think for a second that you have to tolerate it for the rest of the year! Upgrading your heating system could save you from weathering the New York winter woes, and it’s not too late to make the call either.
If you’re asking yourself, “Am I due for an upgrade?” Here are a few things to consider:
Age of the System
Even with proper maintenance, over time a heating system’s efficiency and effectiveness can degrade. The general rule of thumb is equipment that has been in service for more than 15 years should be replaced with modern more modern systems. This is for the benefit of the homeowner, as new equipment boasts higher efficiency, helping to save on fuel costs, and will be less likely to breakdown in the middle of winter.
Number of Service Calls
Your equipment should be serviced at least once a year. This annual tune-up prevents any small problems from turning into big issues down the line, and keeps your equipment clean and efficient. During the heating season, when you equipment is running for longer periods of time, it’s normal to have an extra service call or two. However, if you’re starting to spend more on repairs than you’re comfortable with, new equipment can help.
We’ve mentioned efficiency twice, but what does it mean? Efficiency is your heating system’s ability to take fuel and turn it into usable heat. The higher the efficiency, the more of the fuel you pay for is put to good use. If you’re spending more on heating costs year after year, but aren’t relying on your heating system more, it could be an issue of efficiency. Today’s heating equipment boasts efficiencies of up to 90%!
Would you rather have your equipment assessed by the pros? Contact Skaggs-Walsh today to learn all about the heating systems we sell, install and maintain