When Should You Replace Your Heater?
When Should You Replace Your Heater?
When Should You Replace Your Heater?
April 20,2023

When Should You Replace Your Heater?

As a homeowner, it's vitally important that you keep an eye on your heating system to make sure it is operating efficiently and effectively. A heater is integral to keeping you warm throughout winter, yet knowing when it may be time for replacement can be tricky. The last thing you need is to have your heater fail in frigid temperatures! Zion Custom Air has some proactive tips to watch for. However, if you are in an emergency, our HVAC company is available to help.

Have You Purchased an Old Furnace?

Age is one of the primary factors when deciding whether or not to replace a heater. An average furnace lifespan range is from 15-20 years - so if your furnace has passed this milestone, investing in a heater replacement might be wiser.

Older furnaces tend to be less energy efficient and consume more power to provide heat efficiently for your home. They may also break more frequently and need additional repairs that could become increasingly costly.

Have Your Energy Bills Increased?

Have you noticed an abrupt jump in your energy bills recently? This could indicate that your heating system is no longer operating at optimal performance; an older furnace could struggle to heat your home efficiently and use up more energy as it does - leading to increased usage and higher bills as it works harder.

If your energy bills have been steadily climbing, having your furnace professionally evaluated might be worthwhile to determine whether replacement might be required.

Do You Hear Strange Sounds From Your Heater?

Signs that it may be time for an upgrade include unusual noises from your heater. While normal operating noise is expected with any heater, any unusual or excessive sounds could indicate something amiss with its performance.

Squealing, grinding, and banging noises could be telling: they could indicate your furnace is struggling to operate effectively. Should any strange sounds emanate from it, an inspector must conduct a full assessment as quickly as possible.

Is an Alarm Lit on the Furnace?

Many modern heaters include alarm lights that alert users when there is something amiss with the system, so it is vitally important that if any alarm light appears, it be addressed promptly before further complications develop.

Rejecting alarm lights could result in costly furnace repair bills and put you, your home, and your family at risk. If you need assistance understanding what they signify or how best to address them, seek professional guidance immediately.

Do You Suffer from Health Issues?

If any member of your household suffers from health conditions that could be affected by heating systems, such as respiratory difficulties, it could be wise to invest in new heating units. An older, ineffective furnace could exacerbate their symptoms.

If you have noticed increased dust or allergens in your home, this could be a telltale sign that your furnace is misfiring and needs upgrading - with new, more energy-efficient furnaces providing improved indoor air quality while decreasing potential health concerns.

Zion Custom Air

Zion Custom Air knows the value of an effective heating system in your home is immeasurable, so our experienced team is committed to offering premium-grade services from maintenance, AC repair, and installations - as well as routine upkeep! - to repairs. Whether your heater has made strange sounds lately or increased energy costs are becoming an issue - no worries here - just reach out & our HVAC technicians will work closely with you in diagnosing issues and then providing practical solutions tailored specifically to you and your budget. At our center of excellence for customer service excellence, we aim to exceed all expectations on each service call, so why don't you reach out today so we can assist?

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