You Might Need a New Heating System if…..

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Here we are in the middle of another Michigan winter. How is your heating system handling the challenge? Let’s talk about some obvious signs that you’re due for a furnace repair or replacement in your Grand Rapids home.

You might need a new heating system if:

The kids are wearing parkas to the dinner table.

You might need a new heating system if:

Everyone huddles around the clothes dryer when it’s running

You might need a new heating system if:

You use sleeping bags in your bed, you know the ones that are good to 10 below

You might need a new heating system if:

You don’t complain when the door is left open because you think it might actually make it warmer in the house

Okay, now that we’ve had our fun, let’s talk about some real-world scenarios where it makes sense to call Mast Heating & Cooling to talk about whether it’s time for a furnace replacement and installation at your house in Holland, MI.

  1. A sudden increase in your heating (gas or electric) bill for no obvious reason. This could be an indication your furnace, or boiler for radiant systems is on its last legs. Chances are it’s having to work harder as internal parts wear out.
  2. You are hearing strange noises from your furnace. Rattling, popping, and banging sounds are something that usually happens when a furnace is near the end of its life. The same principle applies to boilers. Strange sounds are not a good sign.
  3. If you are constantly changing the thermostat setting to take the chill out of an individual room or the entire house, it’s a good sign the furnace or boiler is no longer able to do the job.
  4. Boilers in modern radiant systems should produce heat almost instantly. If you’re having to wait for the water to get hot, it might be time to think about a new model.
  5. If either the furnace or boiler is requiring frequent repairs, it may not make financial sense to keep it around. It’s like a car, there comes a time when expensive repairs just aren’t a good investment.
  6. How old is your furnace or boiler? If you’re beyond 15 years, you are on borrowed time. Additionally, units that old are very inefficient. New models could cut your monthly bills, sometimes by as much as 30%.

Over the years, Mast has installed many garage and shop heaters as well. If you feel your heater is no longer working correctly, replacement is likely the only option. Generally speaking, an infrared heating element should last for thousands of hours which translates to years of service.

Mast also installs gas forced air heaters in many garages and shops. They are more likely to require regular maintenance like a furnace to assure efficient and safe operation. These units are relatively inexpensive, so if it’s no longer keeping you comfortable, it might make more sense to replace it rather than doing a heating repair in your Grand Rapids garage.

We have a lot of winter weather ahead of us, so don’t put up with an uncomfortable home or workshop. Call Mast Heating & Cooling now, because your comfort is our top priority. It always has been and always will be.