Weird cold spots around your home? Still fighting with the world’s oldest thermostat? There are a number of reasons you might look for a new heating or cooling system. Below are some of the most common problems Schneller’s Plumbing, Heating, & Air experts see that drive people to start shopping. Find out what you should be considering for your home, based on where you live and what problems you’re having.
You Have Uneven Heating Issues
As you walk through your home, you pass through strange cold spots. Old wive’s tales say it might be a ghost, but more likely, your heating system isn’t quite what it should be. A few simple questions can help you move on to the next step and get your house evened out. (No, “Who ya gonna call?” isn’t one of them.)
- Is this a new problem, or has it always been this way?
- Is your system more than 10 years old?
Your Current System Is Outdated
There’s a difference between ‘old and broken,’ and ‘technologically behind.’ If you’re just looking to make your whole house a little smarter, you have options. However, when old reliable isn’t so dependable because of its age, it might be time to move on. Ask yourself these questions before you start shopping:
- Are you looking for more intuitive controls?
- Is it simply time to let go of an old, worn out system?
Your Bill Is Super Expensive
One of the biggest factors that drive homeowners to pay for an air or heating overhaul is, ironically, over-the-top utility bills. It might seem counterintuitive, but sometimes the best way to save money is by biting the bullet and purchasing a new component, or sometimes, a new system. If you want to lower your bills, consider:
- Do you live in an area with extreme weather?
- Is your system the right size?
Looking for more help in choosing the next heating or cooling purchase for your home? Find out how to get a proper sizing calculation and learn what “tonnage” actually means in the heating and cooling industry in our Guide to Buying a New Heating & Cooling System.