We’ve officially hit the heating season here in Oklahoma—temperatures have been falling below freezing overnight, and your home heating is working hard to keep you cozy in your Chickasha or Duncan home. But have you asked yourself the question “Should I replace my heating system?”
But what if your heating system isn’t keeping your home as comfortable as you’d like? Are you suffering from any of the following heating issues?
- FURNACE IS BLOWING COLD AIR
- FURNACE KEEPS SHUTTING OFF
- FURNACE IS MAKING NOISES
- FURNACE TURNS ON BUT THERE’S NO HEAT
You need to call for heating service—but do you need to have your system repaired, or would it be smarter in the long run to install a brand new HVAC system? Here are some things you should consider when deciding to either replace your system or schedule heating and air repair.
THE AGE OF YOUR SYSTEM
If you’re considering expensive heating repair, think about how much longer your furnace or boiler might last even if the immediate problem was fixed. According to the Department of Energy, you should be thinking about replacing your furnace instead of repairing it once your unit is more than 10-15 years old.
THE COST OF REPAIRS
It will depend on the age of your system and the type of repairs, but the accepted rule of thumb is that if the cost to repair your furnace is between 25% and 50% of what it would cost to replace your system entirely, it’s better to replace it. You’ll see immediate savings in your unit’s efficiency, and you’ll have less worry that future repairs might continue to pile up.
INCREASING ENERGY BILLS
If you’ve noticed that you are paying more and more to heat your home each month, that’s a sign that you could benefit from heating replacement. Heating technology has made new HVAC systems significantly more efficient than older models. By upgrading, you’ll not only avoid expensive repairs—but you’ll also see a decrease in your monthly utility costs.
YOUR HOME JUST ISN’T COMFORTABLE
How important is your indoor home comfort? If your HVAC is not heating your home to the level you’d prefer, it’s possible that repairs or service calls aren’t going to make a significant difference to your overall comfort. A new HVAC system can be better sized to provide enough heat to efficiently keep your entire home warm in the winter.
ASK FOR THE BEST IN CHICKASHA HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
Call DeHeart today with any of your Duncan heating and air service questions. From dealing with a furnace that won’t ignite to wondering how often you should clean your furnace ducts, one of our HVAC technicians would be happy to visit your home and conduct a thorough inspection of your heating system if your furnace is not heating your home properly (or at all!). We’ll also walk you through the best options available, from heating repair to upgrading to a new furnace, boiler, or heat pump.