What’s That Noise in the Basement?

Colder weather in New Jersey is right around the corner, so it will soon be time to fire up your furnace or boiler. You depend on your heating system all winter to keep your home cozy and comfortable, so it’s important to understand how its performance affects your household spending. Today, high-efficiency heating systems have proven their value in cost savings, operation, and safety. Is it time to retire your old heating system for a high-efficiency upgrade? If you can’t tell, more often than not, your equipment will tell you.

5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Heating System

Between tune-ups from your Woolley HVAC specialist, you should keep an eye on your heating system for these five signs that indicate your furnace or boiler may be on the fritz.

  • High Energy Bills:

Like any piece of technology, as your heating system ages, its efficiency will decline. If your heating costs are consistently climbing without extreme weather or an increase in household size, you may be dealing with a decreased fuel economy. New high-efficiency models can operate much more efficiently and save you on fuel costs.

  • Increased Repair Frequency:

As years of wear and tear pass, your heating system will suffer more breakdowns. Take a look back on your recent service history. Rather than spending your money on recurring repair visits, you will get more out of your budget by upgrading to a new high-efficiency system.

  • Strange Noises or Smells:

Sometimes, hearing a few mystery sounds from the basement is nothing out of the ordinary, but if you start to hear strange humming, banging, or clunking coming from your heating system, it could be time for a replacement. Also, make sure to stay aware in case you smell any abnormal odors, which can be another red flag.

  • Uneven Heating:

Does your home feel exceptionally warm in some spaces and unnaturally cold in other areas? If your thermostat reads a typical temperature, but heat is not reaching all areas of your home equally, that can indicate the decline of your equipment’s operation capabilities.

  • Dusty or Dry Air:

Check out your home’s indoor air quality. Excess amounts of dust or drastic changes in air humidity can be a result of an ineffective heating system. Getting your annual tune-up will improve indoor air quality, but over time an upgrade to your heating equipment is the only sure-fire solution.

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Get a Quote from Woolley to Upgrade Today

If you notice any of these telltale signs with your heating system, have it checked out by a trained and experienced HVAC professional from Woolley Fuel. Neglecting to upgrade your equipment when it’s time can lead to expensive and stressful breakdowns, reduced fuel efficiency, and discomfort if your heat gives out. Get in touch with Woolley today for a free, no-obligation estimate on a new heating system.