Measuring Your Heating System’s Efficiency & Signs It’s Time for an Upgrade

If you live in the Hudson Valley, chances are you rely on your heating system from fall until spring to keep your home warm and comfortable. That means you need a heating maintenance company you can depend on for annual maintenance, service, and repair. Marshall Oil is pleased to offer annual maintenance and on-call repair services to homeowners and business owners in our New York and Connecticut service area.

With colder weather right around the corner, you may be considering what the next best option for your heating system is: should you keep it another year, or go for an upgrade? Keep reading this post to understand the top factors indicating efficiency and the tell-tale signs that it’s time for an upgrade.

Performance Indicators of Your Heating System

Here are some factors that can help you determine the efficiency of your heating system:

  • Review Your Heating Bills: Compare your current bills to previous ones and to those of other homes in the same area. If you notice that your bills are significantly higher, this may be an indication that your system is not operating efficiently.
  • Pay Attention to Cycling: If you notice your furnace or boiler is short cycling, meaning it turns on and off in short cycles, this could be an indication of inefficiency.
  • Review Its Maintenance History: A well-maintained heating system will operate at peak efficiency for a long time. If you’ve been diligent in having your system tuned up annually, but your system still struggles to keep your home warm, this is a sign of inefficiency.

Tops Signs It’s Time for an Upgrade

When it comes to determining if you need to replace and upgrade your heating system, there are a few indicators you can look for. If you notice any of these issues with your heating system, get in touch with a professional from Mashall Oil to have your system inspected.

  • Unusual Noises and Strange Odors: If you’re hearing strange noises, smelling weird odors, or experiencing anything else abnormal coming from your heating system, get it checked out as soon as possible. It could be a sign that it’s time for an upgrade.
  • Inconsistent Heating: If you notice that some rooms are cold while others are too hot, this may be a sign that your furnace or boiler is struggling to keep your home evenly heated. This lack of efficiency is an indicator that it’s time for a replacement.
  • Old Age of the System: Older systems tend to be much less efficient than newer ones. If your system is more than 15-20 years old, it’s time for an upgrade!

Related Post: Why You Don’t Want to Skip Your Heating Tune-Up This Fall

Ready to Upgrade Your Heating System?

Are you ready for a new upgrade for your current boiler or furnace? Marshall Oil is here to help! You can depend on our team of highly trained technicians to offer recommendations and install your new furnace or boiler to your complete satisfaction. Get started on this important fall to-do task today by getting in touch with the pros at Marshall Oil!