October 23, 2020
In Massachusetts, winter doesn’t joke around. Not only does your heating equipment affect the comfort of your home, but it also plays a significant role in your household spending. A high-efficiency heating system will prove its ability to operate safely while also saving you money on fueling and repairs. If you’re between annual tune-ups from your Surner Heating HVAC specialist, take a look at your equipment to see if it exhibits any of the below signs. If so, it may be time for a high-efficiency furnace or boiler upgrade for your Greater Amhurst home.
1. Different Temperatures in Each Room of Your Home
Do you notice some rooms are chilly, while others are hot? If so, there could be a decline in your equipment’s operation capabilities. An uneven heat distribution can also be noticed if your thermostat shows a temperature, but not all areas of your home are feeling as warm as the reading.
2. Foreign Smells or Sounds from Your Basement
Though your heating system may burn off some dust the first time you operate it in the fall, continued foreign smells and sounds should not continue past the first day or two. If you begin to hear a strange humming, banging, or clunking noise coming from your furnace or boiler, it might be requesting an upgrade or warning you that its lifespan is coming to a close.
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3. More Repairs and Unexpected Breakdowns
Do you find the need to call your heating company every week because your heat’s not working? Keep an eye out for the number of breakdowns and repairs for your furnace or boiler. Investing in a new, high-efficiency system will be more cost-effective than continually spending money on repairs.
4. Higher Annual Fuel Bills Each Year
As your heating system ages, it will use fuel oil or propane gas less efficiently. Climbing energy bills (especially without any changes in home heating use) are a sure sign of declining efficiency. High-efficiency models can reach energy ratings of up to 95%, demonstrating much lower heating expenses every single year.
Your local energy providers are highly experienced when it comes to installing and maintaining new heating equipment. Contact Surner today for a free, no-obligation estimate on a new high-efficiency furnace or boiler before winter weather arrives in Massachusetts!