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Signs You Need a Heating System Upgrade

Signs You Need a Heating System Upgrade

Think about how often you make upgrades in your life — your phone, your car, your hairdo. Well, there’s one upgrade that you may have forgotten about — your heating system. An upgraded heating system can offer better efficiency and lower energy bills, so you should look into replacing your current system every so often.

These are some signs you need a heating upgrade.

It’s Very Old

Most heating systems are designed to last around 10 years. If yours is older than that, or you don’t even remember how old it is, it won’t operate as efficiently and will likely need more repairs than a newer system would.

It’s Making a Lot of Noise

While some furnace noises can be fixed with a repair, others can be cause for concern and signal that your heating system may be on its last leg. Keep track of how often you catch your furnace making odd noises. If it’s more often than not, you should contact a professional technician for a heating upgrade.

You Remodeled Your Home

If you’ve added a room to your home or downsized it, you should upgrade your heating system to accommodate the changes. Your current system won’t be able to handle heating a larger space as efficiently.

You Have Poor Ductwork

Even if your furnace is in good shape, that won’t matter if your ductwork is in poor condition. Ductwork with cracks or holes can cause your system to work harder than usual in order to make up for that energy loss. While duct sealing can sometimes be a fix, if your ducts are in very bad shape, you’re better off upgrading them.

When you need to upgrade your heating system, trust the experts at Casteel. With over 30 years of experience, we’ll help you decide on the best option for your home. Give us a call today!