The cold season is over, which makes now the perfect time to replace your heating system! Sound a bit bizarre? Don’t worry, we’ll explain. Demand for new heating systems tends to be pretty low in the summer, which is precisely why it’s a good idea to install a new one at that time if you’re on the market. You’ll be more likely to find a deal on a new system, and you won’t have to worry about waiting weeks for an appointment to install it. Waiting until right before winter, when everyone who needs a new heater is going to be installing it, is just going to frustrate you. So the question is: do you need a new heating system? Well, that all depends on the answers to the questions below.
Do You Pay Much Higher Monthly Heating Costs?
As heaters wear down, they begin to lose more and more of their efficiency. As the ability of the heater to heat the home declines, the system’s operating time goes up. You may not notice that your heater is running a few minutes longer each time you use it, but that eventually starts to add up to higher monthly costs. Unfortunately, if that is the reason that your heater is costing you more from month to month, there isn’t much you can do aside from replacing it.
Does Your Heater Break Down Often?
Most heaters, regardless of type, can be expected to break down every few years or so. Wear and tear happens, as does random bad luck. However, there’s a big difference between breaking down every once in a while and breaking down multiple times a year. If your heater is breaking down every few months, it’s an indication that the wear and tear on the system has reached a breaking point. Large parts of the system are beginning to fail, and it will only get worse the longer the system is in use. You can replace the entire heater one part at a time if you really want to, but we’re going to suggest that it’s much cheaper to just replace the entire system.
Is Your Heater Older Than 15 Years?
No matter how well you take care of your heating system, it does have an expiration date. The average home heating system lasts around 10 to 15 years with proper care and maintenance, more if it’s a boiler. Once the system gets older than that, it will begin to accumulate a long list of issues that will increase its cost of operation. The older the system gets, the more expensive it will be to maintain. Make sure that you consult with a technician about whether or not to replace your heater if it’s older than 15 years. You might be able to squeeze a few more years out of it, but you should at least make sure.
Switzerland Air offers comprehensive heating installation and replacement services. If you need an HVAC company in Sweeny, TX, contact us today to schedule an appointment. We’ll make sure that you get the perfect new heating system for your needs.