Is it Time to Replace Your Heating System?
Spoiler alert: your heating system won’t last forever. In fact, if you live in your home long enough, your system is certain to fail.
Is there a “good news” angle to this story? Well sort of – and that is, heating systems rarely fail without first issuing warning signals. That means if you heed those signs, you won’t need to suffer without heat in the middle of winter.
So THAT begs the question: what exactly ARE these warning signs? Let’s have a look.
Thermostat Needs Constant Adjusting or Doesn’t Work
Lack of consistent heat throughout your home is one way to tell your system isn’t working as well as it once did. Other factors could be at work, like a problem with a thermostat itself. You’ll want one of our HVAC techs diagnose the problem.
“Nose-Bleed” Heating Bills
If your heating bills are slowly rising while your need for heat remains steady, it’s time to have your system checked out. If that doesn’t solve the problem, system replacement is probably your best bet.
Loud, Unusual Noises
Gas boilers should be felt, not heard. If yours starts hissing, gurgling, thumping, or making banging noises – well, it’s just not supposed to.
Age & Frequent Repairs
Is your heating system approaching or past its 20th year of active service? If so, it’s most likely nearing the end – that’s especially true if you’re having it repaired more often. Eventually, enough is enough.
Just as it should heat your home quietly, a boiler also should not leak water, hydronic fluid, or oil. If you see any evidence of a leak, call Correct Temp for professional assistance before your system becomes unrepairable.