Working on heaters could potentially be one of the toughest parts of our job. Mainly because the way that heaters operate has changed quite a bit over the years. This means that one day we can be working on a furnace that is 40 years old and the next day we are dealing with an electric heater that was built this year. Although it can be rough we do have to say that we totally welcome the challenge and are able to care for all sorts of equipment regardless of what its particular age or even manufacturer happens to be!
Most Heater Issues Are Tied To Maintenance or Lack of Maintenance
If you are the owner of a home you should have the right to invest in whatever you happen to believe is worth it for you. What happens a lot of times though is that people end up forgoing heater maintenance just on the grounds that they really don’t use their heater around here all that much. We get it, but it is one of those things where you are essentially saving money now, but you could end up paying more in the feature. Getting your heater cleaned out at least once a year can really benefit its overall health!
Will Installing A New Heater Lower My Bills?
Will it, not necessarily? Can it lower your bills? Absolutely, especially if you get the right type of heater set up for your home. One of the things that we happen to see quite a bit with homes in this area is that they have heaters that are a bit too energy-consuming for the size of the home and really need that you have for them. Again, this is usually due to the fact that some homes still have the same heater set up as when they were built. Back in those days, there were not a lot of options on the table.
Updating My Entire HVAC System
More often than not if we are seeing a very particular issue with HVAC systems we are going to recommend that you replace or you update the entire system. People are usually going to notice AC failures before heating failures. Just based on the simple reality that we use the AC way more around here, as we all now. If you have an HVAC system there is no reason to go out and get an external heater or anything of that nature. Unless your bill is just unreal!
How Long Is My Heater Going To Last?
Usually, we are seeing these last from 15 to 20 years. Sometimes people will be surprised when we arrive at their homes with new heaters and they see that newer equipment isn’t exactly all that different from the heater that they had in their home maybe 20 or 30 years back. What can we say, sometimes you really don’t need to fix what isn’t broken. Many companies have actually taken that idea to heart!