While furnaces and other types of heating systems are intended to last for a long time, they will eventually need to be replaced. There are quite a few signs that indicate the day when the old unit has to go is fast approaching. For homeowners who have never had to face this type of major change, here are some examples that indicate now is a good time to read some of those Simply Green reviews and arrange for a professional to check the system.
Cool Spots in the House
There was a time when the temperature in the home was uniform at all times. Even when the weather was bitterly cold, every nook and cranny inside was toasty warm. That’s no longer the case.
If you’ve noticed that there are areas in a hall or in one of the bedrooms where the temperature is decidedly cooler, that could mean the system needs some sort of repair. It could also mean that the unit is wearing out to the point that repairs would be a poor investment. The only way to know for sure is to call the team at Simply Green Home Services and have a technician inspect the heating system.
An Increase in Energy Consumption
The system seems to be running more often that it has in the past. While the season is not any colder than in years past, the amount of energy the unit is consuming is noticeably greater. If there was any doubt, the amount due on the monthly energy bill serves as confirmation of the change.
Depending on how many factors are involved, attempting to repair the older unit one more time may cost almost as much as replacing it entirely. Assuming the system is already well over a decade old, does it make sense to spend all that money and only get another two or three years of service? A better approach is to check into a newer unit that consumes less energy and will last for a longer time.
Disturbing Sounds During Operation
For many years, the heating system made little in the way of noise. At times, you could only tell that the system was running by holding a hand against a vent. Lately, you remember those days with a bit of nostalgia.
That’s because the system has a whole series of sounds it makes during operation. There’s the audible thump that happens when the unit cycles on. During operation, there is a rattling sound that seems to be coming from nowhere and everywhere at the same time. If the system does cycle down, there is a sound that is similar to that of brakes squeaking.
Do you really want to put up with all that racket for the next few years? Now is the time to find out what is happening and if repairs would make a difference. The advice may be to forget about repairs and start looking at new units that will cost less to operate and also be as quiet as the current unit was back in the day.
If you are not sure your current heating unit will make it through another winter, now is the time to start making plans for a replacement. After reading a Simply Green review or two, it will be easy to see why so many people like the brands they recommend. Call and have the unit checked and talk about the merits of those different heating solutions. One is bound to be just right for the home.