Lots of homeowners take pride in having a heating system that is still working well past the system’s average life expectancy. However, this can be a false sense of pride because old heating systems can be problematic in a number of ways that will directly affect your bottom line. Just because a heating system still works doesn’t mean it is working well, and that’s what we are going to discuss with you today.
Problems with Old Systems
Did you know that your heating system will require 85% of its total repairs in the last two years of its life? There’s a reason for this, and it is that the components break down as the system ages. As such, the closer your heater gets to retirement, the more components are going to break down. The rule of thumb with heating repairs is that if your repairs are costing half as much as a new system, it is time to strongly consider replacement.
Another area where your old system can create a problem is with energy efficiency. There is just no way a heating system with 15+ years on it can be as efficient as today’s systems. On top of that, aging components are likely to cause your system to use more energy. The bottom line: an old heating system is not an efficient heating system.
Lastly, performance is likely to become an issue. Performance can be anything from uneven heating to not providing enough heating. There’s no sense in using a heating system that can’t achieve your heating needs in Pflugerville, is there? Of course not. You have a heating system to keep you warm and comfortable, and if yours isn’t doing this, it is time to see about getting a heating system that does.
If it’s time to look at what a new heating system can do for your home, it’s time to call the pros at Express HVAC Service.