Replacing your home’s heating system can be a daunting task. With a wide range of options and terminology, even the handiest people can often feel overwhelmed. Luckily, RG Mechanical is here to help. Here are some helpful tips to determine if you may need to replace your home’s heater:

Is your system 15 years or older?

Traditionally, residential heating systems have a lifespan between 15-20 years. It is suggested that at the 15-year mark, homeowners evaluate their system’s performance and begin to plan for a replacement.

Does your system require frequent repairs?

Older units tend to break down. These costly repairs can leave a family without heat when they need it the most.  Additionally, due to advancements in the development of energy-saving units, many modern units can lead to long-term savings through reduced energy bills. If you have an older, less-efficient system that needs frequent repairs, we suggest you consider a full unit replacement. You may very well end up saving money in the long run! 

Does your unit provide sufficient heat during the winter?

The primary purpose of your home’s heating unit is to provide comfort and peace of mind during the coldest of times. If your heating unit is struggling to keep up with your family’s needs, we suggest speaking to one of our specialists about replacement options. Modern units are often compatible with “smart” devices, such as digital thermostats. These modern accessories, coupled with industry advancements such as multi-stage burners and electronic ignition, means homeowners can often achieve more warmth for less cost. 

Is the air quality lacking in your home? Do you often find soot near your heating vents? 

Nobody’s health should suffer due to an aging system. The air we breathe has a direct impact on our overall health and wellness, and it is imperative that we do not discount this importance. Older furnaces produce dirty air filled with contaminants. These contaminants cycle through your home and, unfortunately, back into your system, creating an endless cycle of contamination. This can lead to respiratory illnesses and aggravation of allergies, among many other things. Newer furnaces are naturally free of these contaminants and are designed with your overall health and wellness in mind. If you believe your unit is contributing to an unhealthy living environment, do not hesitate to contact us for an evaluation. 

Is your system loud or disruptive?  

Like many things in our home,  heating units tend to deteriorate with time. Loose or damaged fans and unsecured ductwork are among several things that can slowly chip away at the efficiency of your home’s unit. While many of these issues can be repaired through regular maintenance, eventually these short-term repairs will no longer be able to sustain the unit, and it may be time to seek a replacement. 

With our proven track record and years of knowledge, let us take the confusion out of your hands and provide you with options that will best suit your home’s needs. Contact RG Mechanical today at (812) 389-8480 for an in-home consultation.