Signs That You Need a New Heating System

We’re getting close to heating season now, and that means it’s time to make sure your home’s heating system is in order. No matter what kind of home heating system you use to stay comfortable during the winter, there will come a time when you need to have it replaced. If your home heating system can’t withstand another winter, it’s better that you know and replace it now, rather than have it die unexpectedly in the middle of a cold week. So, let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new heating system.



Your heating bills are going to rise and fall with how much you use your system, of course. As a heater gets older, though, it will have to work harder and harder to overcome the wear and tear on the system. The longer the system works, the more it’s going to cost and the higher your bills are going to rise. If your monthly bills are rising for no apparent reason, it’s a good sign that you need a new heating system.


Even a relatively new system will have parts break down here and there. It’s not a big deal, normally. However, as a system gets older it will become so worn out that various parts of it will start to fail in groups. This will cause the system to need repairs far more often than normal. If you need to repair your system every few months, it means you need a new one.


The vast majority of heating systems last 10-20 years, depending on the model. Past that point, they become far more expensive than they’re worth to upkeep. If your heating system is older than a decade, talk to a professional about whether or not you need a replacement.

Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offers a full range of heating services in Springfield, VA.