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The cooler weather is already here. And the coldest months of the year are at our doorstep. Now, it’s more important than ever to ensure your heating system works properly. Not sure if you know the signs to upgrade your HVAC this winter?
Furnace malfunctions during the winter are inconvenient and uncomfortable. Incidentally it is dangerous to your health as well. In particular, if you live in an area that experiences sub-zero temperatures, it is essential to ensure your heating system can keep your home at a safe and comfortable temperature through the winter.
Signs to Upgrade Your HVAC this Winter:
- Advanced Age
Most HVAC systems have a service life of about 15 – 20 years. If your HVAC system has been in place 15 years or longer, a replacement may be in your near future.
- Frequent Repairs
Increased need for repairs is a sign your HVAC system is no longer performing as it should. If you’ve noticed a recent uptick in your HVAC system’s downtime or frequency of repairs, you may be spending money that may be better invested in a new system.
- Higher Utility Bills
Utility bills usually spike during the hottest and coldest months of the year. As your rate increases it can drive bills even higher. However, if you notice utility bills that are significantly higher than usual compared to the year before, a faulty or inefficient HVAC system may be to blame.
- Odd Noises
Even the newest HVAC systems aren’t completely silent. However, if you’re noticing increased clanking, banging, rattling and other noises coming from your system, you’re likely seeing signs that your HVAC and its parts are showing signs of wear or damage.
- Inconsistent Heating
Warm and cool spots are somewhat normal with older heating systems. Extreme instances can be a sign of several problems with your HVAC system. You may need a larger unit to handle your square footage. Or, your fan may no longer be operating properly. Regardless, both issues should be addressed before winter sets in.
It is important to pay attention to the signs to upgrade your HVAC this winter.
Once you’ve replaced your older malfunctioning HVAC system it’s important to ensure your system is as efficient as possible. This efficiency is best achieved with the addition of an auto setback thermostat from Landlord Thermostats.
Our expert team can help you select the correct thermostat for your property and help you meet your energy-efficiency goals. Contact our team today.