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Signs You Need a New Heating System

January 6, 2014

Upgrading to a high efficiency furnace or boiler is an effective way to save money on home heating.

Upgrading to a high efficiency furnace or boiler is an effective way to save money on home heating.

Is your heating system old and worn out? Do you find yourself blasting the heat to stay warm? While repairs can sometimes fix the problem, it may be time for a new heating system—especially if your current unit is over 10 years-old. Fortunately, we’ve outlined the tell-tale signs to help you determine if your system can be fixed or an HVAC replacement is necessary.

You Need an HVAC Replacement If…

Look out for the following signs to determine if you need a new heating system:

  • Higher monthly heating bills
  • A loud sound coming from your furnace
  • Less warmth despite spiking up the thermostat
  • Humidity problems
  • An odd smell coming from the heater

If you notice any of these signs or have an older heating system, which is likely to leave you with rising utility bills, it’s probably time for an upgrade. Newer heating systems of today tend to operate more efficiently, giving you up to 97 percent efficiency as opposed to the 50 to 80 percent efficiency ratings of older models. They can even save you up to 20 percent on your monthly heating bills!

Want to Install a New Heating System?

Whether you’ve noticed problems with your existing HVAC system or have an older unit that hardly works and requires frequent repairs, it’s time to look into a new heating system. But if you’re unfamiliar with the different manufacturers and types of products they carry, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Fortunately, the HVAC specialists at Jim Lavallee Plumbing & Heating are here to help so you won’t be left on your own.

Need any more information? We’ve got the answers! Contact Jim Lavallee Plumbing & Heating today and we’ll help you choose and install your new heating system so you won’t have to worry about extra high utility bills or a mid-winter heat pump breakdown.

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