During the chillier months, your heating equipment is not only responsible for keeping things cozy, but its performance also affects your household spending. Today, high-efficiency heating systems have proven their value in operation, safety, and cost savings. But how can you tell when it’s officially time to retire your existing system for a newer model? More often than not, your equipment will tell you.

If you are between annual tune-ups from your Genove HVAC specialist, keep an eye on your boiler or furnace for these tell-tale signs that it is time for an upgrade:

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 coming from your heating system it could be time for a replacement. Abnormal odors can be another red flag.

2. Uneven Heating
Do you feel exceptionally warm in some rooms of your house and unnaturally cold in others? 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.

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
Assess 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. Regular maintenance will improve indoor air quality, but over time a replacement is the only sure-fire solution.

5. Increased Repair Frequency
Like any piece of machinery, your heating equipment will suffer from more breakdowns as years of wear and tear go by. Look back on your recent service history. Instead of spending your money on recurring repair visits, you will get more bang for your buck investing in a new high-efficiency system.

Does your current boiler or furnace exhibit any or all of these symptoms? Contact Genove Oil & Air to get a free estimate on a new high-efficiency heating system before winter weather arrives.