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October is still relatively cool in the Mid-South, but winter is fast approaching. There’s no better time of year to take advantage of having your heating system maintained or having a new one installed. Waiting until the middle of winter to replace your furnace or heating system not only means you’ll have to suffer the cold temperatures until your system can be repaired or replaced, but you’ll also more than likely be one of many people requesting emergency repairs.
Take advantage of October’s slow season to have your local heating repair and maintenance provider ensure your system is ready for winter. If your system needs to be replaced, you’ll also want to take care of that as soon as possible to avoid being stuck without a heating system during the coldest time of year. It’s time to replace your system if:
If you can’t remember the last time your purchased a new furnace or heating system, chances are it’s time to replace it. If you’ve recently purchased your home and the seller was unaware or unable to identify how old the heating system is, it’s also a good idea to have a maintenance technician inspect it for signs of damage. Additionally, if your furnace or heating system shows signs of rust or if there are visible cracks, call a service technician as soon as possible.
If your energy bill seems to be getting higher and higher each month without an increase in energy consumption, your heater may be to blame. In addition to replacing old appliances with energy efficient models as needed, a new furnace or heating system can save you a significant amount of money on energy costs.
Many new furnaces and heating systems are even created with energy efficiency in mind. Plus, the purchase of an energy efficient system can be tax deductible. Typically, ten percent of expenditures (up to $300) can be deducted.
If your system is noisy or hums frequently, this could be a sign it’s in need of repair or replacement. A properly functioning heater or furnace should not hum, buzz, or rattle. Additionally, if you have to make frequent repairs to your heating system, the cost of new one could outweigh the added repairs you have to pay to make.
If some rooms in your house are colder than others, or if it takes a significant amount of time to heat certain parts of your home, it could be a sign that your heating system is in need of repair or replacement.
If you’ve noticed yourself or your family members getting sick more often, your heating system could be to blame. Dry air from a lack of humidity can be caused from a faulty heating system on the fritz, while an inability to properly distribute heat can lead to more colds and sick days. Excessively dry air can also impact the pets and plants in your home and exacerbate allergy symptoms.
If your heating system is in need of repair or replacement, or if you’d like to have a trained professional evaluate the health of your new or used system, give us a call today. Our trained specialists are on standby and ready to take your call to set up an appointment at your earliest convenience.
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