Obviously, December is not really the ideal time to be replacing your home heating system. Why not? Because you most likely need your home heating system already by the time December rolls around. That does not mean that you should just ignore signs of trouble or tough it out for another season if you think that the time is right for a heating replacement, though. As a general rule, a little late is definitely better than very late!
Today, we are going to talk about some of the reasons why you may want to consider replacing your heater in Hendersonville, NC. While we don't exactly have the coldest winter weather around, we certainly do need reliable heating systems in our homes. Putting up with a subpar heating performance is not a practice that you should engage in. If you're on the fence about replacing your home heating system, keep this information in mind and remember that we're here to answer any questions that you may have.
Take Your System's Age Into Account...
but don't assume that age is the only factor to consider. Yes, it is a factor to consider, and yes, it is an important factor to consider. However, you need to keep 2 things in mind.
- Just because a heater is old does not mean that it needs to be replaced.
- Just because a heater isn't old does not mean that it doesn't need to be replaced.
The age of your system should be used to inform your decision about whether to repair or replace it. If you have a very old system that would require a very expensive repair, then yes, it's age likely makes replacement the way to go. And if you have a relatively new system that needs a relatively minor repair, then yes, that repair is probably justified. However, like so many aspects of life, the situation is rarely going to be so black and white.
Consider Efficiency and Operating Costs
In what scenarios may a newer system be eligible for a replacement? Well, suppose you purchased a home and inherited a heater with that home. Now suppose that the previous owners really didn't do their homework, or they knew they wouldn't be using that heater for too long, so they purchased a very inefficient system. Are you going to be willing to overpay for years of heating?
You may realize that the initial investment in a new home heating system is going to pale in comparison to the cost of using a very inefficient heater over many years to come. Conversely, you may have an older heater that can be repaired, but which isn't really worth repairing due to its general inefficiency. It can be a tough call, but it's one that we're happy to help you make.
Be Happy with Your System!
Don't overlook the fact that wanting a different heating system is reason enough for a replacement. If the allure of a ductless system has drawn you in, or you've got your eye on the efficiency of a heat pump, there is no reason why you have to wait for your system to break down entirely before replacing it.