Fall has arrived and winter will be along soon enough, which means that Salt Lake City, UT homeowners are preparing their heating systems for another run. But if your heater has exhibited problems in the past, now is the right time to consider replacing it, before the snow falls when you can schedule a replacement session at your leisure. It can be tough to tell when you need to replace your heater or whether a simple maintenance session is enough to do the job. Specifics vary from home to home and only you can decide when the time is right. But here are a few simple guidelines to help you along.
Repairs are Getting Out of Hand
Older heaters often need repairs, but at some point, multiple repairs – or one large repair – become more trouble than they’re worth. If you had to call a service a few times too many last winter or you’re looking at a big repair that costs more than you want to invest in your current heater, then a replacement installation may be in order.
Bills are Getting too High
As heaters age, they lose efficiency, which means they need to expend more and more fuel to do their job. That translates into higher heating bills, which can get quite expensive when the snows fall in the middle of winter. A new system can improve your efficiency and lower your bills significantly, which makes it all the more important to install one now, to let you enjoy the benefits this winter.
The Heater is Too Old
“Too old” is a matter of opinion, of course. Well-maintained heaters can last well beyond their normal expiration date, and if yours is still humming along after a decade or more, then you shouldn’t worry. But if an older heater is combined with the problems discussed above, it may be time to put it out to pasture.
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