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Do I Need a New Heating System?

Heating systems can last quite a while, with proper care and maintenance. They don’t last forever, though. Eventually, you will need to install a new system. With summer coming to an end, it’s important to evaluate your heater for signs that it’s unfit to take you through another cold season. Read on to find out more about how to tell if you need a new heating system before winter starts.

Efficiency Drops

Wear and tear is a broad term for the general wearing down of a system over time. There’s nothing that can really be done about it. All things wear down with time and use. As your heating system wears down over time, it will gradually start to lose efficiency. This will force the system to stay on for longer, in order to compensate for the loss. More operating time means higher costs, which will be reflected in your heating bills. If your heating bills are rising for no apparent reason, you may need a new system.


Eventually, your heater will become so worn out that it will start to have parts fail in rapid succession. This will cause the repair costs for your system to skyrocket, both because of the frequency and because of the parts that are breaking down. If you need to have your heating system repaired multiple times a year, it’s a good indication that you need to replace it.


The average heating system is made to last around 15 years. Once it gets older than that, it becomes so costly to upkeep that it’s not really worth it anymore. If your heater is older than 15 years, you should install a new one.

SPS Mechanical Inc. offers heating installation services throughout West Deptford, NJ. If you need heating services, call today for an appointment.

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