Imagine that you suddenly came into a decent chunk of money. Now, imagine what you would do with that money first. Chances are that you wouldn’t take this free money and then go and buy a new heater with it. You could probably find something a little more exciting to do than that, right? Well, investing in a new heating system may not be the most exciting way in which to spend your money, but it is an investment that you’ll have to make eventually.
It is also an investment that can really pay off for you in the long run. The only issue is, many homeowners are not really sure when they should go ahead and replace their heaters. You’ll want to get the most for the investment that you’ve made already, of course, but you also don’t want to wait for your system to break down entirely. That is why we’ve put together a list of factors to consider if you’re thinking that a heating replacement may be coming up soon.
How Long Have You Had Your System?
Have you always had the same heater in your home? Are you aware of when it was manufactured? You may want to try to find the written materials that came with that system if so, because it could be even older than you realize. The last thing that you want is to think you have a system with plenty of life left in it, only to realize the hard way that it’s in its twilight years.
Of course, an older system is not necessarily going to require replacement if it is still working just fine. If your system is starting to show signs of its age, though, or if it requires repairs that may not be worth the cost considering it has a limited amount of time left, then you’ll want to think about replacing it.
Is Your System Reliable?
Certain repairs may not be worth making to an older system, as the cost is just too high to justify. This is not necessarily only the case with older systems, though. If you have a heater that requires frequent repair services, then you may want to think about replacing it with a more reliable model.
You shouldn’t need to have your system repaired multiple times each year, or even once every season, if your system is routinely maintained. If you simply cannot count on your heater for a reliable performance, then you may want to save money on repairs by spending some on a new heater.
How’s the Efficiency?
Okay, so your heater is not that old, and it’s somewhat reliable. No reason to replace it, right? Well, not necessarily. If your system is not as efficient as you’d like, that alone is reason enough to replace it. Just because it still works ok but is utilizing too much energy and dragging down your energy bills doesn’t mean that it’s ok to overpay for its use.
Schedule your heater repair, replacement, installation or maintenance with Goettl Air Conditioning and Plumbing. G-O-E-T-T-L it’ll keep you cool but it’s hard to spell.