After going to all the trouble of selecting and installing a new heating system, no homeowner can be blamed for wanting that system to last as long as possible.
With proper care and maintenance, you can probably get your heater to last a couple of decades or more. No matter how well you take care of it, however, it will eventually reach the end of its life. When that happens, you should be able to recognize the signs. Read on to find out how you can tell when you need a new heating installation.
Every heating system is going to need repairs at some point during its life. However, you really shouldn’t have to get your heater repaired more than once every year or two. That tends to change once your heating system gets past a certain age, though. As a heating system gets older, the parts that make it up begin to wear out. As each part wears out at a slightly different rate, you can end up with this cascade of part failures that results in your heating system needing repair every few months. If this happens, it’s a pretty good indication that you need an entirely new system.
Cost of Heating Goes Up
You’re going to experience slight fluctuations in your heating bill from month to month as your demand changes. If your heating bills start rising consistently, however, then you may have a problem with your heating system. That same wear and tear that can cause cascade failures in the system also causes the system as a whole to operate less efficiently. As efficiency goes down, the system has to stay operating for longer and longer to achieve the same results. This is why the cost of your heating will go up with an older system.
The general rule with heating systems is that if your heater is older than 15 years, it is time to think about replacing it. Even if the heating system itself is working fine, there are likely much more efficient heating systems on the market that could save you money. If your heating system is younger than 15 years, then you could probably squeeze a few more years out of it before it needs replacing.
If you think you need a new heating system, call Johns Refrigeration. We provide heating installation throughout Gilbert.