Heating Replacement in Oakley, Pinole, Brentwood, CA, and Surrounding Areas
Bay Area Comfort Solutions
While a heating device has a long shelf life to serve the homeowners, it will not survive long without regular inspection and maintenance. You cannot avoid a heating replacement even with regular maintenance.
Therefore, replacing the heater as soon as possible is imperative if it indicates slowing down or wear and tear. When it comes to heating replacement, many individuals procrastinate far too long.
Replacing your heating unit at the right moment can be the difference between a smooth transition to a new heating system and a catastrophic breakdown of your entire heating system. If you require heater replacement services, contact Bay Area Comfort Solutions.
Understanding some signs of heating replacement
- Age of your Heating Unit
Are you aware of the age of your heater? You most likely inherited the heating system you have now when you moved into your current home. It’s common for homeowners to be unaware of the exact age of their heating system.
Locate the manufacturing date on your heating system, and if your heater is over 15 years old and giving you problems, it’s probably time to replace it.
- Frequent Repairs
Although it may appear less expensive to repair and reduce problems as they happen, repeated problems can quickly pile up. Especially if you have a system that requires frequent repairs and is older. Instead of repairing, you should spend your money on replacement.
- High Utility Bill
Have you been shocked by the high heating bill cost in recent months? Don’t overlook this. A high heating bill indicates a heater that is incompetent to function properly.
The high heating cost occurs because your system needs to work considerably harder to supply acceptable amounts of heating to your home since it is fighting against faults within the heater or your ductwork.
- Blowing out Dusty Air
Your heating system’s inability to appropriately moisturize and clean the air it distributes in your home as it becomes older may be due to a malfunctioning humidifier or dirty air ducts. If you have any atmospheric combustion appliances in your home, this could cause dryness in the air.
It allows outside air to enter, lowering your humidity. It is preferable to use sealed combustion appliances or heat pumps. It is the route to take if you need to replace your furnace or if you’re building a new home.
- The Pilot Light Turns Yellow
The pilot light on your furnace should be blue when it’s working properly. It is the natural hue of a flame that has received sufficient oxygen.
A yellow flame indicates that it is not burning as hot as it should be, and the thermocouple will not heat up sufficiently, forcing the gas supply to shut off. Another reason for a yellow pilot light could be a lack of oxygen or the presence of carbon monoxide in the furnace.