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Heating System Repair Vs. Replace: Which Option Is Best?

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When it is cold outside, nothing feels better than walking into a heated home. We rely on our furnaces when the winter season kicks in. Unfortunately, situations do arise that cause the need for heating system repairs or even a replacement.

Sometimes it is hard to discern whether the problems with your HVAC system are repairable or if it requires a full replacement. People tend to opt for frequent heater repairs due to the lower cost. However, there are times when getting your heating system replaced is the best option.

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When To Opt For A Heating System Repair Vs. Replacement

In this article, we discuss some signs that indicate the need for a full replacement of your home heating system. When you know what to look for, you will save more money over the long-term and keep your home as warm as possible.

How Old Is Your Heating System?

HVAC systems can last for 15 to 30 years. The manufacturer, system design, maintenance, and usage are all factors that contribute to the length of the HVAC system’s life. However, diligence for maintenance and repairs is not always a guarantee that a system will last for 30 years. Some systems begin to break down within 15 years. When problems start to occur after 12 or so years, replacing the system may be the best thing you can do. The newest heating systems have improved much over the last decade, and you probably won’t be sorry you replaced it.

Is Your Heater’s Energy Efficiency Decreasing?

Reductions in energy efficiency are normal for all aging machinery. The problem can be kept at a minimum when you have regular seasonal maintenance done on your home heating system, but you cannot keep it from happening entirely.

When the efficiency of your heating system decreases, it begins to use more fuel to do the same amount of work it had been doing. Real problems arise when efficiency gets so low that heating your home becomes costly.

When your system uses too much fuel, it is time to have it replaced. Not only is low efficiency costly for you, but it also has environmental effects because greenhouse gases increase.

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Are Your Heating Bills Higher?

It is a no-brainer that consuming more fuel will raise home heating costs. Fuel costs do rise and fall for other reasons, such as a shortage or more demand for fuel. But if your system is using more fuel than it used to because of age or bad performance, your costs may become harder to manage. You may be able to improve the efficiency with frequent repairs, but the improvements will be small. An HVAC system replacement can make all the difference in comfort and costs for operation.

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Are You Constantly Calling For Heating System Repairs?

Experienced HVAC technicians can keep a system running for a while if the necessary parts are available. When parts remain available over a long period, your system might reach the 30-year mark. However, constant repairs can end up costing more than opting for a heating system replacement. Seasonal visits from HVAC professionals are worth what you pay for, but if you find that you are paying for heater repairs three or more times a year, the costs may not be worth the hassle. This is when a full heater replacement becomes a more reliable choice.

Is Your Home Heating Unbalanced?

When you first have an HVAC system installed, you can look forward to even heating throughout your home. You can expect to stay cozy and comfortable for several years. As your system ages, however, the rooms that are farthest away from the heating system will not heat as well. This leaves those rooms colder and less comfortable.

An imbalance in the heating indicates that it is time to have your system replaced. The equipment is no longer able to work the way it used to, and replacing it is the smart option. The best time to have a new system installed is when your first begin to notice the imbalance. Consult with a local HVAC company in your area.

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How Is The Indoor Air Quality In Your Home?

The air quality outside is a frequent discussion because of greenhouses gases produced by vehicles and factories. However, little is said about indoor air quality, and this is important as well. Dust and debris build up in the home and circulates through the air. This can be a problem for many families. Air filter replacements, duct cleaning, and UV light installation can help improve the air quality in your home. Some find that an air purifier helps to clean the air. If you have been utilizing these strategies and your indoor air quality has not gotten better, you should think about replacing your HVAC system.

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Contact Hart Home Comfort For Your HVAC System Needs

People can have a difficult time deciding whether to keep repairing a heating system or have it replaced. However, there will come a time when you will need to replace your heating system for health and financial reasons. Sometimes you can avoid spending a lot of money by having heating system problems fixed as soon as they come up. However, you should understand there may be a time that a full replacement of your heating system is mandatory. Such situations include when your system is old or any of the above issues.

Hart Home Comfort has a reputation for excellent HVAC services in the area. Our HVAC technicians are NATE certified and ready to serve you with expert services for HVAC system tune-ups, repairs, installations, and more. Our technicians are knowledgeable and experienced professionals and you can rely on them for quality service.

If you need repairs or a replacement of your HVAC system, you can trust Hart Home Comfort to deliver the services to your satisfaction. Our rates are highly competitive with all other HVAC companies in the surrounding area. If you find that you need to replace your heating system, we will recommend the right system for your home and financial situation. We make comfort, energy efficiency, air quality, and more our top priority. Contact us today to make an appointment for a free, in-home estimate. Call now!

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