When an older heater finally breaks down, you have to spend a lot of time searching around for the perfect replacement, waiting for the heater to be installed, and allowing your technicians to do a quality inspection and performance test. We recommend that you replace your heating system before it breaks down, so that you won’t have to deal with the possibility of a sudden breakdown.
But how can you tell that your heater is really ready to go? And why would you waste money replacing a heater that wasn’t truly done for?
The truth is that replacing a heating system before it gives out can save you money. Here’s how you can tell that it’s time for a new unit:
Your heater costs a lot to run
If maintenance and monthly bills are breaking the bank, it might be time for a new heater. Your older system has worn down components that use up a lot of energy, and replacing them piece-by-piece ends up costing more than simply replacing the unit in its entirety, especially when you factor in the cost of labor. A costly system isn’t worth keeping around for very long, and today’s efficiency standards make new units a more cost-effective option.
You’re making some major repairs
It’s not really worth it to repair a system if the total of the part and the labor will cost more than half the price of a brand new system. If you’ve been recommended costly repairs, or if you seem to make repairs far too frequently, you might be better off with a brand new system.
It’s been 15 years
We strongly recommend that you replace a heating system after 15 years, because past this point it’s a lot more likely to break down. This is the average lifespan of furnaces in the U.S., and it’s simply not worth the hassle of a potential breakdown to wait too much longer.
Call APC Plumbing & Heating for heating services in Littleton. We have someone in your neighborhood today.