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Getting Ready For Winter: Signs You Should Replace Your Heating System

Is your current heating system showing its age? Are there any odd noises, inconsistent temperatures, or sudden increases in energy bills that you’re currently facing?

While your heating system may have served you well in the past, it’s not exempt from degradation caused by time’s inevitable passing.

While many homeowners seek out appliance repairmen to fix their heating system, there are some cases wherein getting a new heating system is the better decision altogether. 

Unsure whether you should fix your heating system or replace it before wintertime? We got you! 

Here are eight signs that you’ll need to boot out your current heating system in favour of a new one.

Your Current System Is Decades Old

While well-maintained vintage furniture exudes a rustic charm, the same can’t be said for old heaters. 

To cut the matter short, if your system is 15 to 20 years old, it’s often best to cut your losses and discard the unit for good.

Most commercial heating units have an operational lifespan of about 15-20 years. And while your system may still be able to do heat your place at this age, it won’t take long before it starts acting up.

And, let’s face it, having heating problems with winter at full force can be uncomfortable at best. As such, avoid waiting too long for your heater’s age to show. You’ll be much more comfortable and at peace when you do.

Your System Emits A Yellow Flame

If your heating system is gas-operated, be sure to check on the colour of the flame it emits when it’s turned on. Healthy and efficient heating systems will release a blue flame.

On the flip side, inefficient systems will release a yellow flame. This is a major problem as the release of yellow flame can indicate the presence of carbon monoxide in the air.