While we don’t typically reach the freezing temperatures that plague many other parts of the country this time of the year, our winters still pack quite the punch, and leave us in need of fully functional heating systems. Are you worried that yours isn’t up to the task? If so, it may be best to replace it now so you don’t have to worry about it dying in the middle of a bitterly cold day. But how do you know if now really is the time to invest in a new heating system?
Your Utility Bills Are Higher Than Last Year
Of course as the weather gets cooler, you’re going to use your heater more and more, and your utility bills will go up. But be sure to compare them to last year’s costs. If your heater use is pretty comparable to last year, yet you are paying significantly more, then your heater probably isn’t performing as efficiently as it once was. An aging system with poor efficiency is an excellent candidate for replacement.
Repairs Are Frequent
Your heating system will eventually need a repair. That goes without saying. But how often are you calling for repairs? If it’s once every few months then chances are it’s not cost-effective to keep making repairs. If your next repair will cost half of what it would to replace your system, you are very likely better off with the replacement.
Your Heater is Old
No heating system is going to last forever, however much we may wish differently! While it varies depending on the type of heating system you have in your home, most of these units are designed to last one or two decades. If your heater is in that range, then it is time to talk to a professional about whether your should replace it.
You can count on Riteway Service Company for your Boerne, TX heating system repairs. Contact us today!