It feels like yesterday you purchased this new heating system and it started working like a charm. Except “yesterday” at this point is closer to 10 or 15 years, and your heating system doesn’t work at all like it used to! Time really does fly, and at this point, it might be worth looking at replacement systems.
Don’t get us wrong, we definitely abide by the “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” rule. But the truth is that your furnace or heat pump could be broken, you just haven’t realized it yet. High heating bills, poor comfort control, and even frequent furnace repairs in Los Angeles, CA can mean that you need a system replacement in the near future.
Today, let’s nip this in the bud and figure out whether your heating system just needs a bit of a quick fix or if it’s ready to be completely replaced.
Reasons for Replacing Your Furnace
If your heating system just runs into a hiccup, then we advise you call us for repairs. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to keep your older heating system, especially if you just don’t have the money to invest in a new one. Our team provides reliable heating repairs for homeowners that need our help.
However, if your heating system can be categorized by one of the factors below, then it might be a cost-effective idea to invest in a replacement.
- Age. How old is your heating system? Realistically, heaters aren’t meant to last more than 15 years maximum, and that’s really only if the system has been perfectly maintained by a licensed professional. If your heating system has gotten to this age, then it’s likely going to lose efficiency and need constant repairs in the coming years.
- Inefficiency. Have you noticed a trend with your heating system? Every month that goes by it feels like your heating bill is getting more and more expensive. This is what we call “inefficiency” and it can be the result of wear and tear. Replacement is a simple way to stop this trend from happening.
- Uncomfortable temperatures. What’s the point of having your old heating system if it doesn’t keep you warm and cozy when you need it to? A heater that’s not keeping things at the right temperature can easily be replaced by one that can!
- Frequent or expensive repairs. One sign of a heater that’s on its last legs is the fact that it will need repairs at an alarming rate. If you’re calling us for repairs every year, or even every two years, then you likely need to replace your system with one that’s more reliable.
A New System Might Improve Your Quality of Life
Look, we know that many homeowners might not want to invest in a replacement heating system. They’re one of the most expensive decisions to make and sometimes the difference doesn’t feel like that much. But aside from the better efficiency, and long-term results, you’ll also get the convenience of a newer, more effective heating system if you invest in one now.