When to Consider a New Heating System

December 8, 2019

It’s uncomfortable and can be dangerous when your heating system suddenly quits. To avoid an emergency situation where your heating system completely fails, it’s good to know some warning signs that will alert you when you need your heating system inspected.

The System Is Aging

Every type of heating system has an average life span. For packaged systems, heat pumps and ductless mini-splits, it’s 10 to 15 years. For furnaces, it’s 15 to 30 years with some lasting up to 40 years. Obviously, age should not be the sole factor in your decision, but older systems will naturally present a fair share of problems.

Failure to Heat Your Home Sufficiently

Your system may take longer than usual to reach the set temperature. On the other hand, it may not achieve that temperature at all but rather switch off prematurely, coming on again almost as quickly as it switched off.

Any number of issues could be behind these two phenomena. The former may even be the result of having an undersized unit. The latter, known as short-cycling, could be the effect of having an oversized unit. In either case, replacement is essential. The choice to install a new system may be clearer in those cases where a system is frequently breaking down no matter what repairs are undertaken.

Uneven Heating

At Hunter's Air & Heat, Inc., we have heating experts who can pinpoint the cause of any heater malfunction in Boling-Iago, TX. Uneven heating between rooms and floors is one of the most common issues, and while it is often the result of clogs or leaks, it can sometimes be because of an undersized unit. You should watch for this sign, then, especially when it’s coupled with abnormally high energy bills.

Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed

All heating and cooling work comes backed with a satisfaction guarantee at Hunter's Air & Heat, Inc.. That’s not all we do, though. Residents of Boling-Iago have relied on us for sheet metal fabrication and the installation of attic insulation and indoor air quality systems. Call today for an appointment.

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