Summer is drawing to a close here in Mesa, AZ, and while our hot weather doesn’t end just because the calendar says so, before long you’re going to be firing up your heating system to stay warm on our chilly winter’s nights. If your heater is ready to be replaced, now is the time to do it, when you still have the flexibility to schedule a session before your needs are serious. Installing a new heater can also let you take advantage of improved efficiency, lowering those monthly energy bills all winter long. But how can you tell if you need a new heater? Specifics vary, and only you can make the final call on that front, but there are a few signs that you should learn to look out for.
Frequency of repairs is a common sign that your heater has moved past its prime, and there comes a time when you end up throwing good money after bad on that front. In some cases, it means that the repairs are becoming too frequent to be justified. In other cases, it may be just a single repair bill that’s more expensive than the system is worth.
Higher Operating Costs
As heaters age, they lose efficiency, and wear and tear end up taking their toll on even the most well-maintained system. You may find yourself paying a prohibitive amount every month just to keep the system going. Eventually, the monthly savings will offset the cost of replacement.
Age is perhaps the trickiest factor because there is no set time when a system should be replaced. If you’ve kept yours well-maintained, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t last for years beyond its warranty. But if yours is more than ten years old and starts to exhibit other signs of failing, that may be the indication that you need to purchase a new one.
Call John’s Refrigeration today to install or replace your heating system!