820 Greenbrier Circle, Suite 6
Chesapeake, Va 23320
- 2646
Office: 757-655-6447 | FAX: 757-523-6530
kim@centralplumbing.hrcoxmail.com

You Have 1 Item in your Cart. Price is $199

Blog

Signs Your Heating System Needs to be Replaced

Darren Kincaid - Monday, November 13, 2017

Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VAHeating systems will always need maintenance and repair over time, but waiting until winter arrives to take action on any noticeable issues concerning your heating unit can be disastrous. Here are some tips to Chesapeake-area homeowners about signs to look for that indicate a heating system is failing.

There is a tremendous difference in cost between a service call and full HVAC unit replacement. However, when homeowners don't stay on top of routine maintenance and acknowledge any warning signs that their heating unit may be malfunctioning, they may end up spending much more over time in repairs than their aging unit is worth.

Signs that a heating unit may be in need of service or replacement include:

Age of the system. The average lifespan of a heating system is 15-20 years. As a heating unit ages, it falls behind in terms of efficiency. A high-efficiency system uses less energy to run than a system that isn't, which typically means a lower monthly gas or oil bill. Band-Aid repairs on old units can easily waste money.

Strange and unusual noises. Noises, particularly metallic or scraping sounds, can be an indicator that a service call is needed for repair. In the event that the homeowner detects such a sound, the unit needs to be turned off immediately for further inspection to prevent any further damage.

Uneven heating of the home. This can indicate a number of things, some of which can be solved by the homeowner. Furniture blocking vents can obstruct air flow, and dirty filters can restrict flow to the entire home. However, if these are checked and the issue still exists, a service call may be needed to clear obstructed ductwork or repair of the unit. When homeowners have one room that gets too hot while another doesn't heat, there is an unbalanced distribution of heat that could be very costly depending on the location of the thermostat.

Increasing energy bills. Once your energy costs increase without a reasonable explanation, chances are your heating system isn't working as efficiently anymore. This is usually the case with older heating systems, but newer systems can also start to fail and become less efficient.

Increasing runtime. If your heating system runs constantly, beyond adjusting for winter temperatures, it can be an indication of loss of efficiency or a thermostat issue.

Excessive repairs. If repairs are becoming more frequent, expenses are increasing, and the same problems are reoccurring, it is most likely time to replace the entire unit. Replacing the entire unit with a current model will not only cut down on time and money spent on repairs and service calls, but will also help save on monthly energy bills thanks to newer energy-saving standards.

Sometimes a solution can be reached with minimal effort by the homeowner, but sometimes scheduling a professional technician for a service call is necessary.

Turning a heating unit on after the temperature has already dramatically dropped puts a tremendous amount of strain on the unit. It can completely compromise a unit that is already in need of repair or replacement. Taking action to prevent heating system failure will help you stay comfortable during the cold winter months.

For Chesapeake homeowners in need of heating system troubleshooting, service calls, replacement options, or immediate installation, contact Central Plumbing and Heating.

businessinsider

Heating and Cooling System Maintenance Reduces Energy Bills – Chesapeake, VA

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, November 08, 2016

It is true, Virginia has felt a bit more like fall than winter lately, but heating and cooling experts suggest getting HVAC systems checked now before the winter weather really hits. This will keep unwanted surprises and potential problems at bay. It will also save you in home heating costs.

Preventive maintenance should really be done once in spring and once in the fall. If there is an issue with you heating and cooling equipment, the problem can be fixed before the extreme weather hits. But now is still a good time for preventative maintenance or a tune up if you haven’t gotten your HVAC system checked yet.

A good way to cut home energy costs this winter and to save energy is to pick one temperature for when you are home and one temperature for when you are not home and program your thermostat.

But don’t set your temperature too low at night, or when you are at work, because then it takes far too long to heat back up, using lots of energy.

We often suggest just setting your thermostat at 68 degrees around the clock. Every degree above 68 causes a 4% increase in the heating costs on your electric bill. And, for every degree you lower your thermostat, you save an average of 3% to 5% on your bill.

Checking the heating system monthly and cleaning or changing filters regularly is also important. Using a dirty filter can increase thermostat operating costs significantly and can also reduce efficiency.

Heating your home is the single biggest energy cost in the winter. Pay attention to your heating and cooling system in Chesapeake, VA, contact Central Plumbing and Heating.


Recent Posts


Tags

summer cooling tips reduce home heating bills lower your utility bills, Chesapeake, VA air conditioner maintenance clean the air conditioning filter HVAC system maintenance, Chesapeake, VA air conditioning filter HVAC system repairs, Chesapeake, VA HVAC technician, Chesapeake, VA Installing new air conditioning system air conditioner tips air conditioning repair heating and air-conditioning contractor, Chesapeake, VA certified plumber high-efficiency furnaces, Chesapeake, VA licensed plumber air conditioning maintenance HVAC system in Chesapeake, VA certified HVAC specialist New air conditioning and heating equipment air conditioning service heating system tune up tips on keeping your home cool, Chesapeake, VA home HVAC repair energy efficient heating, Chesapeake, VA Central Plumbing and Heating, Inc home HVAC system in Chesapeake, VA tax credit for major systems upgrades, Chesapeake, VA repair your broken water lines indoor air quality HVAC expert service HVAC service maintenance in Chesapeake, VA Heat Pump in Chesapeake, VA HVAC system repair and replacement Chesapeake, VA professional plumbers cut home energy costs, Chesapeake, VA Forced air furnaces, Chesapeake, VA Furnace service and maintenance, Chesapeake, VA plumbing repairs HVAC technician water heater isn’t working properly, Chesapeake, VA replace existing ducted furnace in Chesapeake, VA new HVAC system in Chesapeake, VA AC tune up replacing an older air conditioning system, Chesapeake, VA buy a new furnace HVAC contractor repair or replace your central air conditioning equipment, Chesapeake, VA Central Heating and Plumbing how to improve indoor air quality, Chesapeake, VA signs heating system needs replacement, Chesapeake, VA heating contractor in Chesapeake, VA residential air conditioning systems indoor air quality, Chesapeake, VA repair or replace AC, Chesapeake, VA tips to cut energy costs Chesapeake, VA HVAC check-up and maintenance heating equipment maintenance HVAC system, Chesapeake, VA residential air conditioning systems service plumbing system repair heating and cooling service plan in Chesapeake, VA reduce home energy bills AC service and maintenance HVAC service in Chesapeake, VA indoor air filter How Long Should a Furnace and Air Conditioning Unit Last home heating, Chesapeake, VA hvac sales service chesapeake va air conditioning tune-up, Chesapeake, VA energy efficient products eligible for tax credits heating system maintenance new air conditioner unit with warranty Central Plumbing System federal energy tax credits Central Plumbing and Heating Inc. qualified AC contractor, Chesapeake, VA improving indoor air quality heating system tune up, Chesapeake, VA increase your home’s efficiency, Chesapeake, VA replacing the HVAC equipment, Chesapeake, VA heat pump repair, Chesapeake, VA HVAC sales and services in Chesapeake, VA Greater Boston Plumbing repairing or replacing the AC unit in Chespeake, VA replace a gas water heater, Chesapeake, VA poor indoor air quality furnace installation company HVAC contractor in Chesapeake, VA professional furnace expert Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA maintaining the air conditioner, Chesapeake, VA cut home energy costs this winter, Chesapeake, VA tankless (on-demand) hot water system Chesapeake, VA Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit frozen pipes heating system repairs, Chesapeake, VA hvac repair install weather proofing chesapeake va sink or whole-house water purification systems improve indoor air quality HVAC tune-up HVAC equipment service Central Plumbing and Heating HEPA air filter air-conditioning tune-up heating system repair or replace, Chesapeake, VA HVAC repair, Chesapeake, VA replacing the central air conditioner, Chesapeake, VA repairing or replacing the central AC, Chesapeake, VA licensed HVAC contractor HVAC equipment maintenance air conditioning equipment home HVAC systems HVAC professional in Chesapeake, VA furnace maintenance AC repair and maintenance, Chesapeake, VA fixing the air conditioner, Chesapeake, VA cut energy costs Chesapeake, VA HVAC tune up, Chesapeake, VA energy tax credits Central Plumbing and Heating Inc energy saving HVAC systems in Chesapeake, VA indoor air pollution heating and air conditioning system, Chesapeake, VA hvac repair install cheseapeake va gas water heater problems, Chesapeake, VA inspect the furnace or heat pump, Chesapeake, VA HVAC system service Professional HVAC experts in Chesapeake, VA certified HVAC expert in Chesapeake, VA repairs to a gas water heater, Chesapeake, VA repairing or replacing a water heater or HVAC system in Chesapeake, VA heating system, Chesapeake, VA heating system AC cleaned and maintained improve indoor air quality, Chesapeake, VA high-efficiency furnace, Chesapeake, VA HVAC expert AC cleaned and maintained, Chesapeake, VA efficient ways to heat a home, Chesapeake, VA AC repair and maintenance full HVAC unit replacement, Chesapeake, VA Energy Star Products, Chesapeake, VA energy tax credits, Chesapeake, VA Plumbing services in Chesapeake, VA hvac service chesapeake va AC tune up, Chesapeake, VA plumbing service in Chesapeake, VA replace the furnace heating contractor tax credit for major systems upgrades air conditioning tune-up AC repair air conditioning repairs and maintenance in Chesapeake, VA HVAC repair and maintenance, VA repair or replace the HVAC, Chesapeake, VA cut energy costs HVAC check-up and maintenance service Installing a new air conditioning system Dirty air filters, Chesapeake, VA HVAC systems checked, Chesapeake, VA heat pumps, Chesapeake, VA Heating system inspection full HVAC unit replacement Dirty air filters in your HVAC system, Chesapeake, VA air conditioner service energy efficient HVAC system, VA Heating specialists in Chesapeake, VA heating system repairs

Archive