Imagine what would happen if your home heating system failed in the middle of winter; you’ll be uncomfortable, and you’ll have to scramble to find a replacement quickly. Luckily, there are many signs before a heating system fails, which are easy to spot. Once you spot these problems, you should start looking at new home heating systems. Here are some of them.
Higher Utility Costs
If you notice that your utility bills have gotten higher in recent months, even when you’ve carried out regular maintenance on your heating system, it may be a sign that your heating system is no longer efficient. They lose their efficiency as they age, and with them, and can end up costing you a lot more money than they’re worth. If that’s the case with you, you should start looking at newer high-efficiency heating systems that will efficiently warm your home.
Carbon Monoxide Leaks
If you or your family member experience any unexplained flu-like symptoms, including nausea, headaches, or burning eyes, they may be signs of carbon monoxide poisoning. CO leaks occur when there are cracks in the heat exchanger, especially if your home heater is too old. The leaks can be fixed, but it is best not to take chances as CO is a fatal gas. The safest alternative is to replace the heating system.
Short Cycling Issues
Short cycling is when the furnace turns on and off frequently, and it usually occurs due to a bad flame sensor, dirty furnace filter, blocked heat grates or vents, bad thermostat, or simply age. Short cycling can happen once in a while, but if the problem persists even after a repair, it may be time to retire your heating system and get a new one.
Yellow Pilot Light
Your heating system’s pilot light should be blue when it is running—it is a sign of efficient combustion. If the pilot light or flame is yellow or amber coloured, the heating system is not running efficiently, has inadequate oxygen supply, or presence of carbon monoxide. If you notice a yellow pilot light, you need to contact us immediately.
Constant Thermostat Readjustments
Are you reaching out to adjust the thermostat more often than usual? This is a good indicator that your home heating system is not running efficiently. First, you need to check if the thermostat is working well, and second, you need to check the heating system. If the problem does not resolve itself after a quick diagnosis and maintenance, your home heating system is too old and needs replacement.
Nothing says your home heating system needs replacement more than your heating system failing all the time. If that is the case with your heating system, you should replace it. Sometimes, it is cheaper to replace a bad heating system than constantly carrying out repairs on it.
Is it time to change your home heating system in Vaughan? Contact LG Home Comfort. We can diagnose your heating system and, if need be, help you find the best heating system for your home at the best price.