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If your heating system is making odd noises or your energy bills are skyrocketing, it may be time to consider upgrading. With these tips, we can help you determine if it’s time that you contact us to look into the heating service in your home for a replacement.

Humidity Problems

If your equipment is outdated or functioning poorly, it can lead to a humidity imbalance in the home. Leaky ducts can cause overly dry air in the winter and too much humidity in the summer. A new system will balance these two issues to make you and your family comfortable in extreme climates. When air is too dry in the winter, it can cause a myriad of health issues that range from dry skin to irritated sinuses. Too much humidity can cause issues with the materials in the home and at worst can cause mold growth in the walls.

System is Over Ten Years Old

Heating system manufacturers are constantly researching and developing new products to make systems work efficiently on less energy. Having that said, a very old system can be as little as 50% efficient whereas a new system can be as much as 99% efficient. This means energy bills will be much lower.

Outdated Duct Work

If you feel a temperature imbalance in your home throughout the year as you move from room to room, it is time to have your air ducts examined. Modern ducts are designed to force air through the home efficiently without leaking air to keep the rooms at the same consistent temperature regardless of where you are in the home. Additionally, if your ducts have leaks in them, it can cause dust to get into the system which can cause irritation to those with sensitivities to dust allergens.

If you find that your system is experiencing any of these issues, give us a call here at Barrett & Sons to set up an appointment to schedule a heating service system upgrade.

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