Whether you own a home or run a business, it's important to recognize the signs that your heating system needs to be replaced. A faulty HVAC system can reduce the air quality of your environment, creating an uncomfortable and potentially hazardous situation for those inside.
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The most obvious sign a new system is needed comes when repairs are either insufficient or short-lasting. Just like there comes a point in the life of a car where it’s more efficient to buy a new one than keep fixing the old, the same as true of a heating system. If your system is more than 15 years old, the odds are better that a property owner needs replacement rather than repair.
Older systems are more prone to strange noises like banging, clanging, rattling, and squealing. This may mean something has come loose, or some sort of internal malfunction has occurred. These sounds usually become louder over time if left unaddressed.
Another key sign is when the indoor temperature fluctuates dramatically. This may indicate a failing blower motor or other components within the unit’s inner workings. In addition to simply being uncomfortable, fluctuating temperature can point to deeper issues that may be compromising air quality.
An almost surefire sign that your existing heating system needs replacing is when it begins to smell bad while operating. Whether the problem lies with the wiring or refrigerant, it’s not normal. The next step is to call a Tucson heating installation technician for a reliable diagnosis.
When it comes to heating your home, there are two main options--a heat pump or a furnace. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, so it's important to understand the differences between them before making a decision.
A furnace is powered by either gas or oil, and generates heat by burning the fuel. This process is known as combustion and can be quite inefficient, with much of the energy being wasted in the form of exhaust gases.
A heat pump uses electricity to draw heat from outside air and transfer it indoors. This process is much more efficient than combustion and uses less energy overall. However, that efficiency can come at the cost of a cooler home.
Furnaces tend to produce dryer air, while heat pumps can help improve indoor air quality, filtering out airborne contaminants as they circulate air throughout the home. Heat pumps also offer cooling capabilities during our hottest months. This can help reduce energy bills by eliminating the need for separate cooling systems, from air conditioners or window units.
From a cost perspective, furnaces often cost less up front, but they also have higher maintenance costs than heat pumps. All of which points to the reality that each system has its advantages and disadvantages. The best system will depend on the unique needs of each customer, from the setup of their home to their needs, to their short-term and long-term budgets. Our Tucson heating installation pros make sure to walk through all the pros and cons and help people make the right decision for them.
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Signature Heating and Cooling is a locally-owned business, and a real part of the Tucson community. Our reputation is our lifeblood and customers rely on us to give them an accurate diagnosis based on their best interests. That’s what our team aims to do every single time we make a service call.