How to Tell If You Need a New Heating System in NJ

During fall and winter in New Jersey, you depend on your heating system to keep your home warm, but you also need it to perform well to help keep your energy bills low. The high-efficiency heating equipment of today has proven its value in operation, safety, and cost savings—but how do you know when it’s time to replace your existing system with a newer model? Believe it or not, your equipment usually tells you. In this blog post, the experts at Woolley Home Solutions will show you the top 5 signs that your heating system needs to be replaced and what you could be risking if you delay a new installation.

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Top 5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Heating Equipment in New Jersey

1. Strange Noises or Smells

We all expect to hear some mystery noises now and again from the basement. But if you start to hear out-of-the-ordinary humming, banging, or clunking from your heating system, it could be time for a replacement. Abnormal odors can be another red flag.

2. Uneven Heating

If your home is exceptionally warm in some rooms and unnaturally cold in others, but your thermostat is reading a typical temperature, you may need to replace your heating system. This can indicate that heat is not reaching all areas of your home equally, meaning your current system is not working as intended.

3. High Energy Bills

As your heating system ages, its efficiency will start to decline. Consistently climbing heating costs, without extreme weather or household size increase, is a clear symptom of decreased fuel economy. New high-efficiency models can reach efficiency ratings of up to 95, which means significantly reduced heating expenses.

4. Dusty or Dry Air

Excess amounts of dust or drastic changes in air humidity within your home can be a result of an ineffective heating system. Regular maintenance will improve indoor air quality, but over time, a replacement is the only way to ensure your indoor air quality remains in the green.

5. Increased Repair Frequency

Like any piece of machinery, your heating equipment will suffer from more breakdowns as the years go on. Look back on your recent service history and check for recurring repair visits. You will get more bang for your buck when you invest in a new high-efficiency system.

Perhaps your heating equipment is showing one or more of these signs. Does that mean it’s going to keel over and die the second you try to turn it on in the fall? Not necessarily, but there are a few major downsides to running equipment that needs replacement. You should avoid using equipment showing the above symptoms since it puts you at risk for:

  • Expensive and stressful equipment breakdowns
  • Reduced fuel efficiency, sucking money out of your wallet
  • Discomfort for your family or business if the heat gives out

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Need a New Heating System? Get in Touch with Woolley Home Solutions

Avoid the hassle and worry caused by fading equipment by requesting a free heating installation quote from our experts here at Woolley Home Solutions. We’ll get you set up with a brand-new furnace or boiler that will meet your heating needs at a price you can afford. We also provide professional delivery of Bioheat® fuel, so you can rest easy knowing that we have your home heating experience covered. Reach out to us today about your free heating installation quote!