For many years, you’ve become accustomed to repairing your heater when it struggles. Over the course of its life, simple repairs might allow your heater to perform for several more years. However, every appliance has a lifespan, and it can be difficult to know when it’s time to replace your heater instead of repairing it.
Air Tech of Houston AC & Plumbing always wants what’s best for your home and your budget. That’s why we attempt to find a repair that will last, but our recommendation for heater replacement is honest and accurate every time. The best heater installation services are fueled by a passion for the customer, so you can count on us to take your situation seriously. If you’re wondering what we look for to determine if a replacement is needed, take a look at this list of heater replacement signs.
The Age Of Your Heater
The most important factor in a heater’s lifespan is age. Most heaters are only expected to last about 15 years, and lack of maintenance or care could reduce that number significantly. This is why our team members start looking at your unit with practiced precision after they turn 10 years old. We know that the likelihood of repairs and breakdowns increases at this age, and we want to make sure your unit won’t fail you when you need it.
Increased Heater Repairs
While some repairs to your heater or furnace over its life are normal, frequent and consistent repairs are not. As time passes, the pieces and parts inside your heater will start to wear out. This may cause several repairs or problems that you need to fix in a short period of time. Remember that any repairs on a system past the age of 10 are simply band-aids until the system fails completely. Before making a costly repair, ask your technician to help you weigh the benefit of investing in a newer, more reliable system.
Discomfort In Your Home
Any time you feel that your heater isn’t performing the way it should, we show up to help. This includes slower heating times, hot and cold spots and a lack of connection with the thermostat. Basically, if your heater doesn’t heat your home to the desired temperature in a reasonable amount of time, its age could be catching up with it. Calling an expert is your best chance to differentiate between a needed adjustment or repair and a replacement.
It’s a well-known fact in this industry that heaters lose efficiency over time. By the end of its life, your heater might be showing noticeable signs of decreased efficiency. If you notice a steady or sudden increase in energy consumption in your monthly bills, your heater could be the cause. In fact, your HVAC system can be responsible for up to 40% of your home’s total energy usage every month! If your heater has to suck down more and more energy to keep your home warm, you should think about a replacement soon.
Air Tech Can Help
We know it’s difficult to make the decision to replace your heating system. That’s why Air Tech of Houston AC & Plumbing focuses on your needs every step of the way. When you need a trustworthy heating team on your side, call on us. We always exceed your expectations!