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Do You Need to Replace Your Heating System?

It came quick: that chilly weather in the morning and the evenings, chilly enough to make you think about turning your heat on. Did you find yourself hesitating because you ended last heating season questioning whether or not your heating system was going to continue to run as needed? It may be time for replacement, and to help you determine this before the cold weather sets in, here are three factors to weigh:

  • Repairs – did you have to make a number of repairs to your heating system last year to keep it running, or are you looking at major repairs so that it will operate this year? You may have to consider if your money is better spent on a new, reliable system or your existing one.
  • Performance – the whole point of having a heating system is to stay warm during the winter. It doesn’t have to be 82 degrees in your home, but it also shouldn’t be below 55. If you struggled to have adequate heating last year, or it cost you more than it should have to heat your home, you may want to consider how a better performing system can save you money and make you more comfortable.
  • Age – every electro-mechanical system has an expiration date, so to speak. Combustion systems like furnaces and boilers have average lifespans of 15-20 years while a heat pump averages 20-25 years. As your heating system ages, the components wear and eventually start to break down. In fact, you’ll make most of your repairs the last 2 years of your heating system’s life. Is it worth putting more money into a system that is just going to need more work due to aging?

Winter isn’t far off, so neither is our chilly weather here in Fairfield, OH. If it’s time for a new heater in your home, give us a call today to get the replacement process started.

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