How do you know when it’s time for a heating system upgrade? Many of us take for granted that our furnace will provide heat whenever it is called upon to do so. A system failure, particularly if the failure occurs during a cold Texas panhandle winter, can be a harsh surprise that nobody wants to confront.
As the first step in evaluating the current state of your home heating system, Amarillo Air Conditioning, suggests that you ask these three questions about your heating system.
- Is the furnace running more often or longer than it used to? Do you notice it making unusual sounds?
- Is your heating system at or nearing the end of its natural lifespan? With typical use, the lifespan of a gas furnace should be approximately 15 to 20 years.
- Is your energy usage higher than normal? Check your recent energy bills to compare the current year’s usage to past years that had comparable cold weather temperatures.
If the answer to any of those questions is yes, it is possible that you need a heating system upgrade. The next step is having a heating system inspection. Our trained technicians will test every component of your system and provide a comprehensive evaluation.
With this evaluation, you can make a decision when to or if you should have a heating system upgrade. Remember that in order to avoid an unexpected heater breakdown, it’s prudent to plan ahead and upgrade when it is convenient to do so, instead of when the situation turns into an emergency.
It is important to take into account the size of your home, the local weather conditions and insulation, among other factors, when determining the most efficient and safe system for you and your family’s house.
If you are looking for expert advice about a heating system upgrade and other issues related to home comfort, know that you can trust Amarillo Air Conditioning. We’ve been serving the Texas panhandle area for more than 50 years.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Amarillo, Texas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about heating systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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