Signs You Should Replace Your Heater

In Woodland Park, heating replacement means having a newer (and usually more effective) heater to handle our chilly Colorado winters. Heaters are a vital part of keeping warm when the snows fall, and if your existing unit has become too old and worn-down, you need to get it replaced with a new one as soon as possible. But what constitutes “too old and worn-down?” When do you decide that your existing unit just isn’t doing the job and you need to make an investment in a new one? Sometimes, the answer is obvious – if your existing heater is 40 years old and suffers a catastrophic breakdown, you probably don’t need much convincing – but most of the time, it involves a judgment call on the part of the homeowner.

Here are some signs you should replace your heater.

  • Your existing heater is old. This isn’t a make-or-break sign. If your existing heater is properly maintained, it could last well beyond its listed warranty, and there’s no reason to replace it if it’s doing the job. But if your heater is more than 10 or 15 years old and shows some of the other signs on this list, it’s a good reason to start thinking about a new one.
  • Your bills are going up. This includes repair bills, which may have grown larger and more frequent recently, but it also means month-to-month heating bills. When heaters get old, their efficiency can drop dramatically, leading to higher bills for the same level of work. Sooner or later, the cost of maintaining the old system outweighs the cost of installing a new one.
  • Efficiency and versatility. New heaters tend to be much more efficient than old ones. This is especially true if you want to consider an alternate form of heating, such as a heat pump. Changing heaters gives you an excellent opportunity to explore those options and determine if their versatility and efficiency are right for your needs.

Airflow Pros handles Woodland Park heating replacement, and can discuss your options with you before planning an installation.

If you spot signs that you should replace your heater, contact us to make an appointment.

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