As cold weather approaches, you might be wondering whether your furnace will get you through another winter. Knowing when it’s time to buy a replacement system to heat your Wilmington home can be tricky. Here are three signs that you might be better off replacing your heating system.
One of the signs that it might be time to replace your unit is if you have rooms in your home that don’t seem to get warm. An older heating unit, especially one that’s passed its 15th birthday, cannot keep up with the demand of heating your entire house, which leaves some rooms cooler than others. Also, older heating units don’t have the energy efficiency of newer models, some of which are up to 98 percent efficient.
Your heating unit works hard to keep you warm. As your heating unit ages, it has to work harder to maintain the desired comfort level. This additional workload increases the likelihood of repairs. When our number is on your speed dial, and you’re on a first-name basis with our service technicians, it’s probably time to look into getting a replacement system.
Family members complaining of headaches, disorientation, nausea or a burning sensation in their eyes is a sure sign that it’s time to install a replacement system. These symptoms can signal a cracked or leaky heat exchanger that’s emitting carbon monoxide into your home. Soot buildup around the heat exchanger or registers also indicates carbon monoxide emissions. Because replacing a heat exchanger is a costly repair, if your heating unit is nearing the end of its life expectancy, it’s safer and more economical to opt for replacement rather than repair.
Is it time for a replacement heating system in your home? To learn more about the furnace installations we offer at William G Day Company, give us a call at (302) 219-5591.