We understand that it may seem a bit early to be talking about firing up your heating system, let alone warning you about signs that your heater may need to be repaired. However, a glance at your weather forecasting website of choice will reveal that daytime temperatures are cooling off, and that nighttime temperatures are soon going to be dropping into the low 50s. Chances are that you’ll be using your heater at least occasionally very soon. When you do, you want to know for sure that your system is functioning properly.
While investing in a good heater from a trusted manufacturer will get your heating experience off to a good start, and scheduling routine heating maintenance will help to keep your system functioning properly, there is no way in which to remove the risk of repair needs completely. The next best thing is catching them as early as possible and to schedule your heating repairs in Washington, D.C. promptly. Here are a few warning signs to look out for.
Your System Is Requiring Frequent Repairs
It doesn’t matter how long you have had your heater in place. If you are running into trouble with the system frequently, then the time may be right for a heating replacement. Remember, the fact that you can repair a heater does not necessarily mean that that heater is worth repairing.
Now, if your heater is still under warranty, or if it needs to have a basic repair completed, then it may not make sense to replace the whole system. If you are outside of existing warranties, however, and you are spending too much on your heater, it can pay off financially to get the major investment out of the way now and to cut down on repair costs in the long run.
Your System Is Near or Past Its Expected Lifespan
When thinking about pretty much any problem with your heater, you also want to keep its age in mind. If your heater needs a substantial repair and is only 5 years old, for instance, you may be more inclined to make that repair than with a heater that is 13 years old. Even if your heater is working just fine, it may be worth replacing it if it is quite old.
It may seem counterintuitive to do so, but you have to weigh in the convenience factor. An extremely old system is more likely to give out on you just when you need it most. While you obviously want to get the most bang for your buck, few would argue that it is worth losing heat on one of the coldest nights of the year.
Your System Is Not Efficient
Maybe you inherited a system with a low-efficiency rating when you bought your house. Maybe you sacrificed when it came to efficiency in order to get a more affordable system at the time of purchase. Whatever the case, it makes a lot of sense to schedule your heating replacement now if it means getting a much more efficient system in place. That will result in long-term savings over the course of the system’s lifespan.
Schedule your heating services with Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc.