New Year, New HVAC Unit?

If your heating system isn’t keeping your home as warm and comfortable as it used to, it may be time for a new HVAC system. Since the New Year is right around the corner, one of your resolutions can be to replace that old, worn-out furnace with a newer, high-efficiency model. Here are a few red flags that indicate you may need to replace your heating system.

Your System is Over 15 Years Old

Your heating and cooling system was designed to last for 16 to 20 years. If you have maintained your system pretty regularly your system may have a few more years in it provided you’re not having any issues with it. If you notice that your system needs frequent repairs, makes loud noises, or fails to maintain a consistent temperature throughout the house, then you should think about replacing it.

Your Heating Bills Keep Increasing

Another sign that your HVAC system needs replacing is higher heating bills. If you keep your thermostat set at a consistent temperature, but the bills keep increasing, your system is not operating efficiently. Even if your furnace is not that old if it is not running efficiently, it costs you more to keep it than to replace it with a new one.

Loud Noises Coming from the Furnace

Most furnaces make noise in some way but if you are experiencing loud banging noises, popping sounds, or squealing when the system turns on your furnace is telling you it’s on its last legs and you should consider replacing it soon.

If it makes a loud banging noise when starting up, it could be caused by a gas buildup creating a “delayed ignition” which is a serious problem. It’s important to pay attention to noises that are louder than normal because they indicate a problem within the system that needs attention.

Frequent Repair Bills

Another red flag is frequent repair bills. A system that is 15 years or older starts breaking down and showing signs of wear. Individual parts replacement is inexpensive most of the time, but it’s a clue that the system is beginning to wear out, and those repair bills can add up fast.

The experts at Romano Bros Heating & Air know today’s newer HVAC systems cost less and operate more efficiently saving you more money in the end. This means lower heating bills and an end to the repair bills that eat up your savings. Ring in the New Year with a new heating and cooling system from Romano Bros Heating & Air. Contact these experts at (630) 931-0123.