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Is It the Right Time to Replace Your Heater?

Choosing a quality heating system to replace an outdated unit can make a huge difference in your monthly bills and in your home comfort. But it is a big investment, and few homeowners would choose to replace an older heater without good reason. How can you tell it’s time to replace your heater if your older heating system has not yet broken down? We offer some advice in today’s post that’s all about how to tell it may be time to give your older heating system the boot.

Frequent Repairs

If you seem to make one repair after another to your heating system, there could be something seriously wrong. It may just be that your heating system is so old, the pieces are beginning to wear down. However, if your heating system is only a few years old, it could be that it was never installed properly in the first place. Oversized and undersized furnaces, boilers, and heat pumps struggle because they are designed to heat a space that is different than the actual space in your home. These may need to be replaced prematurely, so make sure you always have a professional working on your heating installation.

High Energy Bills

Another reason to replace an older heating system is that, eventually, your older system becomes so inefficient that it consumes a large portion of your energy bills. Routine heating maintenance visits can keep this under control to some extent. However, after a certain amount of time, it just makes more sense to replace the system.

Today’s heating systems are designed to be far more efficient than they once were. While furnaces installed before the 1970s had an efficiency around 60%, today’s units have efficiency ratings of at least 78%, and many are well over 85%. The energy and fuel savings that result are significant, and you can often finance the system to make it less of an impact on your bills initially as well.

If you need heating system repair or replacement in Blackfoot, ID, get in touch with Advanced Home Services. We are the standard when it comes to providing great service, and we want to help you find a heating system that is the perfect fit for your home.