3 Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Heating
When winter hits in Melbourne, if there’s something no one wants to go without, it’s a quality heating system. There are numerous options on the market today, including ducted heating, hydronic heating and wall furnaces, but whichever heating system you have at home, the importance of a regular hydronic or gas ducted heating service that keeps it operating at peak levels can’t be overlooked. However, even though you may have maintained your heating system well, there will inevitably come a time when it’s time to replace it, like when you notice the following signs that indicate it’s time for a new hydronic heating or ducted heating installation.
1. It’s Getting Noisier And Noisier
The noise emitted by the furnace on your hydronic or ducted heating system should be minimal and not something that prevents you from enjoying your time at home. When it starts to get noisy, it’s usually a sign that something is clogged in the ducts or the fans aren’t working properly, and the furnace needs to work harder as a result. While professional ducted heating repairs may be viable for the system at your Melbourne home, you may find that it’s time for a new heating system, one that’s quieter and operates more efficiently.
2. Escalating Energy Bills
Energy prices don’t go down, they only ever go up. So, if you’re looking for a way to improve your household’s energy usage in winter and you seem to be using more energy year on year, a new heating system could be the solution you’re looking for. With professional installation by a licensed Melbourne ducted heating technician, a new gas-powered heating unit could slash your power bills through the colder months, just like an eco-friendly split system air conditioner unit does in summer. Depending on the layout of your home and floor materials, you may have the option of either a hydronic heating system or a gas ducted heating system, both of which are cost-effective and energy-efficient.
3. Carbon Monoxide Leak
Carbon monoxide leaks are extremely dangerous and are usually caused by a cracked heat exchanger. If there are any signs of damage or degradation in the heat exchanger or any sign of carbon monoxide leak, call a gas ducted heating service team to have the unit inspected and don’t use it until it’s been checked, repaired and you’re clear to use it again.
The moment you notice gas or carbon monoxide leaking from the heater or another household appliance, it’s vitally important to open the windows and clear the area until you’re sure it’s safe. And as with all gas appliances, as the likelihood of another leak occurring in older heating units can be high, it may make it wise to invest in a new ducted heating system that’s safer and covered by a manufacturer’s warranty.
If you think it may be time to replace your heating system and you want to get your home ready in time for winter, contact Efficient Pure Plumbing in Dandenong on 03 9498 1063.