In many regions of the U.S., temperatures can reach lows that are difficult to cope with, especially for people who are homeless. However, it doesn't take being homeless to be exposed to excessively low temperatures, even if you own or rent a home. For example, if you don't have a working heating system in it or one that produces a sufficient amount of heat, outside temperatures can impact the inside of your house. Not only does freezing temperatures on the inside of a house cause discomfort, but it could lead to a homeowner having to deal with frozen pipes that are at risk for busting open. Take a look at the content below for details about problematic central heating systems and getting one replaced if there is a need to do so.
The Signs of Needing a Replacement
When a central heating system is in bad shape to the extent of needed to replace it, you might notice multiple problems. Although it might seem as though no power coming from the system is the biggest sign that it needs to be replaced, it can actually be one of the most minor problems. For instance, no power might simply be the result of a circuit breaker tripping and needing to be switched on. An old furnace is one of the major signs that you need a new system, especially if other aspects of the system are old as well. Only receiving a small amount of heat can also point to the need for replacing the system.
Parts That Might Need to Be Replaced
Sometimes replacing the entire heating system isn't necessary, as there might be a single part that is causing it to malfunction. You might simply need to get a new furnace for your house if it is the only part that is causing the system to not produce any heat. Keep in mind that it isn't possible to get heat without a working furnace, as it is the part of the system where it is produced. The thermostat is another part that might need to be replaced, such as if it has become worn out. If your overall heating system is worn out, a total replacement is in your best interest, even if some of the parts are old but still functional.
When New Installation Will Be Complete
If you are getting the entire heating system replaced, the installation process can possibly take several days to complete. However, the time can be shorter depending on who is hired and the type of work that must be done during the installation process. A heating contractor can give you an estimate for your specific house.
To learn more about heating system installation, contact a local HVAC contractor.