Is it Time for a New Heating System? Let’s Find Out.

Some things are worth hanging onto forever. Your grandmother’s wedding ring, your mother’s hope chest, or even your children’s’ first pairs of shoes.

But for most of us, mechanical objects – like heating and cooling systems – don’t make the “forever” list. Speaking of heating systems, even the best-made models have an average lifespan of 15-20 years, which results in one obvious conclusion: if you live in your home long enough, sooner or later you’ll need to replace it.

Is that time now? It could be if you’re noticing one or more of these heating system warning signs:

  • Rising utility costs
  • More frequent and costlier repairs
  • Hot and cold spots vs. consistent temperatures throughout your home
  • You just can’t get warm enough, even when you spike the thermostat
  • Strange, unpleasant noises

Sound familiar? Then perhaps it’s time for a new heating system from Eagle Service Company. Here are just some of the benefits you can count on:

  • Up to 92% energy efficiency, meaning potentially huge energy savings
  • Optional programmable thermostats for even greater energy efficiency
  • Consistent temperatures from room to room
  • Reliable operation
  • Greater peace of mind

With Eagle Service Company, you also can count on proper system sizing, expert installation, and optional annual maintenance to help keep your new heating system in top operating condition.

So, if you’d rather replace your ageing heating system now instead of waiting until it suddenly calls it quits one cold wintry day, contact Eagle now for a free in-home heating system evaluation and proposal.

Furnace Odors, and What They Mean

From the sweet smell of home-made pumpkin pie baking in the oven, to the smoky aroma of a wood- burning fireplace, autumn provides us with a symphony of fragrances that delight the senses.

But when it comes to your home, not all aromas are as pleasant. Some can even be an indication of a serious problem in immediate need of attention.

So, as you prepare to curl up on the couch with your slice of pie this season, be mindful of any odors that might fill the air once your heating system is turned on. While some are common and pose no serious risk, others could leave you out in the cold.

Burning Dirt and Dust

It’s common to notice a slight smell of burning dust as you fire up the furnace for the first time. This odor is caused by the heating up and burning of dust that has settled on the furnace as it sat idle and typically is no cause for concern. Having your furnace inspected and your filters cleaned or replaced will often prevent the odor and ensure that your heating system is ready for another long winter.

Musty Smell

A stale, musty smell coming from your home’s heating vents indicates that moisture has entered your heating system and mold or mildew has formed. Not only is mold a health concern, but cracks or gaps in your ductwork can cause heat loss and result in higher energy bills.

Electrical Odor

Over time, furnace components can wear out. If electrical wires are frayed or motors become damaged, you may notice an electrical burning smell as air is moved through the system.

Smoky Smell

If you detect the scent of smoke, check to see if registers are opened so warm air can move freely. A smoky smell also can indicate that a motor is over-heating. The motor may need to be lubricated or replaced.

Don’t take furnace odors laying down. Instead, contact Eagle Service Company for prompt, professional, and thorough attention. We are your complete resource for all things plumbing, heating, and air conditioning.