While winters in Tallahassee, FL are milder than in other areas of the country, local homeowners still rely on a good home heating system to stay warm when the temperatures dip into the high 30s. Even with regular maintenance, all heating systems will need to be replaced at some point. If you are wondering whether it’s time for a new system in your Tallahassee home, consider the following.
The Age of Your System
Like everything else in your home, your heating system has a finite lifespan. A well-kept heating system may last 15 years or even longer, but it won’t be able to perform as well as it once did. An aging heating system that is nearing the end of its lifespan will use much more energy to provide the same level of heating that it did when it was new. Aging units may also leave you with uneven heating, low airflow, or poor indoor air quality. If these problems sound familiar and your heating system is 10 years old or older, it’s probably time to have a new heating system installed.
Lack of Control
If your heating system isn’t keeping your home at the temperature you want, this is a clear sign that something is wrong with it. Your thermostat acts as the brain of the system, telling it when to turn on and turn off. When a heating system is struggling, it may be unable to reach the temperature that you input into the thermostat. In some cases, this issue can be caused by the thermostat itself. Other times, it is a failed part within the heating system that can be easily replaced. An HVAC technician from Payne’s Heating & Air can examine your system, find the source of the problem, and let you know if a repair or replacement is the most cost-effective option.
Upgrading Your Home
Adding a new room or an entirely new floor is a great way to add value to your Florida home. If you are planning a major renovation, you may also want to consider the age and performance of your heating system. If it is older and in need of frequent repairs, having a new system installed during your renovation project may be a great idea. The new system can be designed to heat your new addition, and you can complete two major projects at the same time.
Deciding to replace your heating system is a serious decision. Fortunately, at Payne’s Heating & Air, we can walk you through all of your options. We will provide honest recommendations and help you decide whether a repair or replacement is the best option for your needs. If you are looking to upgrade, we’ll show you the latest heating systems available and provide expert installation. Call us today to set up a consultation with one of our technicians.