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Signs You Should Replace Your Heater This Fall

Fall is here, and before long you’re going to start relying on your heating system to keep your home comfortable. Before you start to use your heater too much this fall, though, it’s important to evaluate whether or not it’s going to be able to get you through another winter season. If not, it’s better to replace it now so you don’t have to worry about it dying in the middle of a cold day. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new heating system.

Higher Bills

We’re not talking about your bills being higher because you’re using the system more. If your heating system is older, it’s going to have a slow decline in efficiency. This declining efficiency will cause your system to have to run for longer, which will make it cost more to operate. If your heating bills are rising steadily for no apparent reason, you should probably replace the system.


A heating system is going to need repairs every once in a while, whether it’s newer or older. As a system gets towards the end of its life, though, it’s going to start experiencing many more malfunctions as a result of wear on its various parts. This will cause those parts to break down in rapid succession. If you need to repair your heating system multiple times a year, it’s time to install a new one.


Heating systems are only manufactured to last a decade or two, although it varies for each type of system. After that point, they tend to be too expensive to operate efficiently. If your heating system falls within that range, talk to a professional about whether or not you should install a new one before the cold weather sets in.

Switzerland Air offers heating services throughout Brazoria, TX. 

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