5 Scary Signs Your Heating System Might Be on the Fritz This Halloween

It’s the season for jump scares and screams, but don’t let a dying heating system scare you! With colder weather right around the corner here in Massachusetts and Connecticut, making sure your heating system is in top-notch working condition is imperative. It will be time to power on your furnace or boiler before you know it, so perhaps it’s time to add some home comfort insurance to your heating equipment with a high-efficiency upgrade. Today, high-efficiency heating system have proven their value in cost savings, operation, and safety. Keep reading to learn the top 5 scares to watch out for—the ones that will tell you it’s time for an upgrade.

Top Signs You Need to Replace Your Heating System

Between tune-ups from your FSi HVAC specialist, you should keep an eye on your heating system for these five signs that indicate your furnace or boiler may be on its last legs.

  • Strange Noises or Smells:

Sometimes, a few mystery sounds from the basement are nothing out of the ordinary, but hearing loud and strange humming, banging, or clunking coming from your heating system could mean it’s time for a replacement. Smelling strange odors coming from your heating system could be another indication that something is wrong.

  • Uneven Heating:

If your home feels hot in some places but severely cold in other rooms, it could be time to upgrade. When your thermostat reads a typical temperature, but heat is not reaching all areas of your home equally, that could indicate the decline of your equipment’s operation capabilities.

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  • Dusty or Dry Air:

Keep an eye on your home’s indoor air quality. Excess amounts of dust or drastic changes in air humidity can be a result of an ineffective heating system. Getting your annual tune-up will improve your indoor air quality, but over time an upgrade to your heating equipment is the only sure-fire solution.

  • High Energy Bills:

As with any piece of technology, when your heating system ages, its efficiency will surely start to decline. If your heating costs are consistently climbing without extreme weather or an increase in household size, you may be dealing with a decreased fuel economy. New high-efficiency models can operate much more efficiently and save you on fuel costs.

  • Increased Repair Frequency:

As years of wear and tear pass, your heating system will suffer from more breakdowns. Take a look back on your recent service history. Instead of spending money on recurring repair visits, you will get more out of your budget by upgrading to a new high-efficiency system.

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Get a Quote from FSi to Upgrade Today

If you notice any of these telltale signs with your heating system, have it checked out by a trained and experienced HVAC professional from FSi. Neglecting to upgrade your equipment when it’s time can lead to expensive and stressful major malfunctions, reduced fuel economy, and discomfort if your heat goes out. Get in touch with FSi today for a free, no-obligation estimate on a new heating system.