The age of your heating system is a major indicator of when you may need to consider replacing it. Generally, furnace heating systems that are between 16 and 20 years old and HVACs that are 12 years old are at the age where they may fail. Even if your system lasts longer, heating repairs to a system in this age range may not be as cost-effective as getting a new system. If your heating is close to the age at which it could need to be replaced and you notice any of these other symptoms of a problem, consult with your heating and air conditioning technician to see if making repairs or replacing the unit is the right solution for you.
Increasing Energy Bills
When your energy bills go up suddenly, it is usually an indicator that something is wrong with your heating system. In some cases, a relatively simple repair such as replacing clogged filters could improve energy efficiency, but larger issues can also be to blame. When you have an older heating system, rising energy bills could be a signal that now is the time to invest in a new unit. Newer models are likely to be more energy-efficient than your current system could be even when it is working properly, so it might make more financial sense in the long run to replace your unit rather than repairing it.
If some of the rooms in your home feel warm while others are chilly, then you could have a problem with air distribution in your heating system. You may also notice the symptoms of an air distribution problem if your home just doesn’t seem as if it is as comfortable as the thermostat says it is. It is usually more cost-effective to replace an older heating system with air distribution issues.
At Ace Plumbing, we know that the decision to replace your heating system is a major one, and our technicians will help you make the right choice for your home and your budget. To schedule an appointment for one of our licensed heating and air conditioning experts in Sacramento to diagnose the problem with your heating, call (916) 455-4548.