Now is the time to make sure your heating system is in tip-top shape. As we get closer to November, the snow will be upon us. Living around the Chicago area, you never know how much snowfall we’ll get. Before the temperatures drop too much and it becomes dangerous to not have a reliable heating system, it’s a good idea to make sure your heating system is working. You don’t want to go without heat or deal with an uncomfortable indoor environment as the snow piles up outside, especially when it could’ve been avoided if you had tested your heating system earlier in the season. If you want to stay safe and comfortable this winter, then contact an HVAC contractor to ensure your heating system is in good shape.

Three Signs To Look Out For When It’s Time To Get A New Heating System

In today’s blog, we’ll be covering some signs that you should look out for when it comes to your heating system needing to be replaced. If you haven’t tested out your heating system, then we encourage you to do so. If you need some preventive maintenance, then we have a program you can take advantage of to ensure there is nothing wrong with your heating system. On the other hand, if you’ve tested out your heating system and it sounds a little funky, then these signs will let you know that it can’t be repaired anymore and it’s in your best interest to replace your system.


Did you know that the average furnace has a lifespan between 16 and 20 years? If your heating system is less than 12 years old, then you don’t have to worry about shelling out those extra dollars to replace it. On the other hand, if your heating system is over 16 years old, then it is time to start exploring different options for a new system. Keep in mind that if you get preventative maintenance regularly on your heating system, then the lifespan of your system will be in better shape. If you have no idea how old your heating system is, then check the inside panel for the manufacture date. Once you’ve figured out the age and it is beyond its years, then don’t hesitate to reach out to us for assistance in purchasing a new one.

Frequent Repair

Does your heating system need a lot of repairs? Are you constantly shelling out more and more money to repair your heating system? If that’s the case, instead of hiring someone to repair your heating system save that money to purchase a new one. As the heating system grows older and older, it’s more difficult to find parts for it and it gets to the point where it’s best to let it go. If you’ve found yourself needing to repair it several times over the last few years, then instead of waiting for parts and spending money on costly repairs, replace it.

A Lot Of Dust

If there is an abnormal amount of dust in your home, then your heating system could be drying out the indoor air and causing a buildup. Living in the Midwest, it’s humid and you would know if the air in your home became more dry and dust-filled. In addition, if you notice that the comfort and health is deteriorating in your home, then it’s time to replace your system.

If you know it’s time to replace your heating system, hire our expert HVAC contractors.