As we enter the cold winter season in South Baldwin County, one of the most important components of your home will be your heating system. Responsible for supplying your entire home with heat, your heat pump or furnace is the top source of comfort and warmth during the winter season — and if it’s having issues, you’ll be dealing with both a lack of comfort and several potential financial concerns.
Island Air is here to help. We offer a wide range of heating system services, including both repairs and system replacements when needed. What are some of the signs that your system might need replacing this winter? Listed below are a few items to note.
In some cases, your energy bills might be rising for reasons you can explain, such as a family member moving in, a new baby arriving, or a significant increase in your heating or cooling usage. In many cases, however, there is no good explanation for why they’re increasing. If you’ve checked all of the other possible explanations and still find yourself wondering about them, it might be time to consider replacing your system, or at least have a qualified professional HVAC technician take a look.
If you compare your current month’s bill to the same month in the previous year and find a major increase you can’t account for, this is likely a sign your furnace is on its way out and needs to be replaced.
In every situation where we’re called to a client’s home for a furnace issue, our first attempt will be to repair the concern using practices and techniques to hopefully save you some money. However, there are some cases where attempting to repair a system only leads to more repairs and long term expenses down the road.
If these repairs are simply being carried out over and over again, their cost will eventually outweigh the expense of replacing your heating system. In this case, it’s preferable to avoid this hassle and simply replace your system.
In other cases, the issues facing your system might be related to wear-down due to a buildup of dirt, dust, or rust. This can cause all sorts of problems that will eventually require you to replace the system. These problems can include a decrease in efficiency, an increase in noise levels, and even safety concerns related to the potential for fire. If you’re seeing any of these signs, it’s time to call in a professional and start thinking about furnace replacement.
In other situations, the quality of your heating might tip you off to the need for a new heat pump or furnace. If certain parts of your home are always too hot or too cold, it’s likely that your system is no longer providing an even heating distribution. This can be a major problem, as it can lead to discomfort and even health concerns. If you’re noticing this issue in your home, it might be time for a new heating system.
As you can see, there are several signs that your furnace might be ready for replacement. Talk to the professionals at Island Air today to learn more about our services and how we’ll help you keep your home warm and comfortable this winter.
Island Air is a family owned and operated heating and air conditioning contractor, serving South Baldwin County, Gulf Shores and the Orange Beach areas. We are an American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning Customer Care Dealer. Be sure to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your home’s heating or air conditioning system.