If your heater is acting up or has stopped working entirely, it may be time to consider heater replacement. If you suspect this is the case, it’s time to call our expert HVAC technicians are available by appointment or on-call 24/7 to meet your home heating needs.
How do I know if is Time to Replace My Home’s Heating System?
If your heater is not working, it’s time to consider two options: repair or replaces. When considering whether to replace or repair your aging heating system, we recommend that homeowners consider five key questions:
- Is the heater working?
- Is the furnace affecting your safety? For more information about heater safety, check out our post TechnicalTalk: Heater Safety.
- Is your furnace close to the end of its life cycle? On average, furnaces should last 15 to 20 years.
- In the long run, will it cost more to repair and maintain your current furnace than it will to replace it?
- Would your energy bills go down with a new, more energy-efficient model?
- It’s important to consider the cost of repair when considering heater repair.
- We recommend carefully weighing the cost of repair versus the cost of installing a new unit. Be sure to factor in the long-term cost savings of installing a newer, more energy-efficient model.
Get more information about heater repair. And review the following:
- Age – If your furnace is well over a decade old, it could be time to replace it.
- Repair frequency – Is this the second or third repair this year? Is a looming repair close to half the cost of a new system? Stop throwing away money and put your funds toward a high-efficiency replacement.
- Energy bills – Rising energy costs could be one reason your heating bills are higher than they were a few years ago, but it’s also likely due to your aging furnace losing its ability to perform efficiently. A steady increase in energy bills is a sign that your furnace is past its prime.
- Comfort – Higher energy bills combined with diminished indoor comfort is incredibly frustrating. Uneven temperatures, trouble keeping up with demand, and cold air exiting supply registers are signs of a pending furnace replacement.