It can be hard to admit to ourselves that it’s time to replace one of our more expensive appliances. But once you begin to notice signs that point to the end of your heaters lifetime, it’s best to make the switch before it damages other aspects of your home.
In this article, we discuss a few warning signs that it is time to replace a home heater, keep reading to learn more.
Age of the Heater
A home heater has a life expectancy, just like any other household appliance. Generally, we advise our customers that a home heater or furnace should last between 15 to 20 years. However, once your heater hits 15 years you should think about replacement rather than waiting until it completely breaks down.
Increasing Energy Bills
Perhaps, you've noticed that your heating bill is getting increasingly higher. Oftentimes, it’s not due to the rising cost of fuel, gas, or electricity but rather to the fact that the heater is not efficient. When your heater is not running efficiently it puts more stress on the system and requires more energy to run at the same capacity. If you are noticing a steady increase in your electricity bill, it won’t hurt to call a professional HVAC technician. They could advise you on whether you need an entirely new unit or if you could get away with a few repairs.
If you have noticed any of these issues within your own home or you have more questions about your heater and how it should operate then don’t hesitate to call us or visit our website.
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