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Will You Need a New Heater Before Winter Arrives?

Soon you’ll be turning on your heater for this year’s winter season. As you begin preparing to do so, you may be remembering how your heater operated last year. If you experienced any problems or signs that something was going wrong, it may be time to install a new heater now before your current one breaks down completely.

If you’re not sure whether or not now is the time to invest in a new heating system, our team can help with an assessment for a heater installation in Bridgeport, TX. Our team can offer feedback on your current heating system, as well as outline your options for a replacement if it is time to make one. You can also keep reading to learn more about the reasons that it might be time to replace your current heater with a new one.

Furnace Age

One of the greatest factors to consider when you decide whether or not it’s time to replace your furnace is the system age. Furnaces can last from 15–30 years. A lot of this depends on how often a furnace operates and how well it is cared for over its lifespan. Once your furnace reaches that 15 year mark, you should begin preparing for a replacement. 

If you moved into your home when the furnace was already in place, you may not know how old it is. You can find the serial number on the outside of the unit and do a quick search online with the brand name to find out its age. You can also schedule an inspection with our team and we can get an idea of the furnace’s condition. We can help you estimate when you will need to replace it based on the current wear and tear.

Less Efficiency

You also want to consider replacing your furnace if your energy costs are increasing. It’s a common misconception that a furnace will lose efficiency as it ages. But your furnace should maintain its energy efficiency across its lifespan fairly well as long as you take care of it. 

This includes completing homeowner maintenance tasks every month and scheduling professional maintenance every year. If you notice your energy costs creeping up consistently or see a sudden spike in your energy bill, it may be time to invest in a new furnace.

Uneven Heating

It’s a red flag if your furnace is not able to heat your home evenly. When you have a room that stays cooler than other rooms, check the vents. Make sure that they are open and that there are no blockages like furniture preventing airflow. You can also schedule our team to come out and assess your furnace and ductwork for any concerns. 

Gut Feelings

Sometimes there isn’t an obvious problem with your furnace. You may not be able to put your finger on it, but you know something is wrong. We encourage you to trust that instinct and give us a call to schedule an appointment. It is always better to find out that your furnace is in great condition than to ignore your gut instinct and have the system stop working unexpectedly.

Maybe you notice something unusual subconsciously or are forgetting about a problem that you noticed weeks or months ago, yet it continues nagging at you. If something is bothering you about your furnace, there’s probably a good reason.

Contact Don’s AC Service, Inc today to schedule an appointment for your HVAC and indoor air quality needs!

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