A brand new, energy-efficient heating system can last up to 25 years on average. Of course, proper maintenance is key in predicting how long your heating system will last. By installing a state-of-the-art system, you’ll realize a return on your investment right away, and by having the qualified HVAC specialist at Air, Plumbing & Heating Solutions perform regular maintenance checks, you’ll continue to see lower heating bills for years to come.
The life expectancy of your heating system depends on a few variables. For instance, if your heating system was already there when you purchased your home, you’ll need to refer back to the date of installation, typically found on the unit itself. From there, you can assume your system should work at its best for about 15 years from installation. Of course, that depends on the previous homeowner’s maintenance, but if it seems to be working fine, an inspection of your heating system can help support continued reliable performance.
What Can I do To Ensure A Long Life for My Heating System?
As mentioned above, make sure you have yearly inspections and maintenance of your system, preferably before the cold season arrives. That way, should there be any need for minor repairs, your inspection team can see to it that these repairs are made in plenty of time to keep your family warm and toasty.
As the homeowner, you can assist your unit in performing at its best by making sure your filters are clean, replacing them every 1-3 months, or more, as necessary. You should also see to it that the outside unit is kept clear of any overgrowth, dirt, and debris. If you hear any unusual noises coming from the furnace, or notice an unfamiliar smell, call Air, Plumbing & Heating Solutions immediately.
How Do I Know if I need a New System?
Many times, your heating system can be repaired and restored to good working order for much less than the cost of a new system. Other times, especially with a system going back a decade or more, you may need to replace it. Certain telltale signs are a sudden increase in your utility bills, excessive humidity or dust, a system that becomes unreliable, and a noisy, hard-to-start, and inefficient heating system. In order to know for sure if your system is truly in need of being replaced, you’ll need to call a professional and schedule an inspection.
Professional Heat Repair in Baltimore, MD
Problems with your heating system’s output shouldn’t make you cringe-or shiver. Contact Air, Plumbing & Heating Solutions for an inspection and complete heating system repair when you notice your system isn’t heating as it should. Fast, efficient and professional technicians will arrive ready to repair, or replace, your system, keeping you and your family warm and toasty for another chilly Baltimore winter.
Our heating system repair services include:
- Furnace Repair
- Heat Pump Repair
- Boiler Repair
- Gas Furnace Repair