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Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Home Heating Unit

Those living in North Austin, TX don’t need to rely on the heater as often as folks in other areas of the country, but it’s still an important part of the HVAC system. When the furnace isn’t working as well as it should, you might start thinking about an HVAC replacement.

Is it necessary? Can you get away with a simple furnace repair?

When you aren’t sure how to proceed, it’s always helpful to arrange an inspection of your heating unit by a professional from MLD HVAC. We’ll provide an accurate assessment of the system and offer some solutions. To give you a better idea of what to expect, we’ve put together a list of potential reasons why you might need to replace the furnace below:

Loud or Odd Noises Coming from the Furnace

If you have started to notice unusual sounds coming from the heater, then it may be a sign something is on the verge of breaking. Give your local HVAC repair company a call about a maintenance inspection to find the problem. Potential problems might be:

  • A loose blower fan
  • Old, decaying fan belt
  • Partially blocked ductwork
  • Blocked water or gas line

Odds are, the issue will be a relatively minor repair. However, it’s good to have the inspection so you can know for certain if your HVAC system needs replacement.

Increasingly Poor Heating Performance

It’s incredibly annoying when your heating unit isn’t working that well. Older heaters are usually the culprit when there are performance problems. In this case, the furnace may be coming on frequently, not coming on often enough, not heating up, or heating rooms unevenly.

When your HVAC system has poor performance, it may be something that can be fixed, such as repairing a broken fan, thermostat, or sealing the ductwork. More than likely, the furnace is just too old to function at its peak any longer. Installing an HVAC replacement system can quickly improve efficiency, while lowering utility bills.

Need One Major Furnace Repair After Another

As a heater ages, parts will start to wear out and require replacement. When things get to the point where you are paying large furnace repair bills every few months, it’s unacceptable. Chronic repair issues mean a heater is nearing the end of its lifespan. Rather than continue to invest the money in fixing the same problems over and over, save that money and replace the furnace with a new one.

Heating Costs Are Getting Too High

Energy costs in general are rising fast. When you are tired of paying for the bills incurred by an older heating unit, you might consider replacing it with a more energy efficient option. MLD HVAC has a range of quality furnace replacement options from leading brands, like Lennox and Carrier. You can even find some heaters that boast 97% fuel efficiency.

Here’s the deal when it comes to the choice to replace your heating unit or not. Installing a new furnace is a big decision and a big expense. Before you make the choice, speak with one of our experts about the HVAC repair, replacement, and maintenance options. There may be a way to improve your heater’s function for less.

Get started by giving MLD HVAC a call or filling out our online contact form. We’ll have a friendly representative contact you about a free home consultation and price estimate right away.

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