Replacing a heating system is never an easy decision, especially considering the up-front investment involved. Heating in Los Angeles is often perceived as a luxury rather than a necessity, and a homeowner with his eye on the bottom line might think about fixing the existing problem and moving on rather than installing a whole new heater. That decision needs to be made on a case-by-case basis , and ultimately you the homeowner have the final call. But you can look for some of the following signs you need heating replacement instead of repair to help make your decision.
- Your monthly heating bills have gone up, despite not using your heater any more than normal. Heating systems suffer from wear and tear just like any other piece of equipment, and the longer they last, the more parts become worn down. That translates into increased energy use in order to do its job, which translates into higher monthly bills for you. A new system can cut down on those bills severely, and ultimately help pay for itself.
- You’re making a lot of repairs. One repair every once in a while is to be expected. But if it seems like you’re spending money on repairs every other week, or are facing a particularly large repair bill, it may be time to throw in the towel on the old heating system.
- Your furnace is more than ten years old. An older furnace might actually be functioning very efficiently, especially if you’ve kept it well maintained over the years. But if you have an older furnace and it starts exhibiting the higher costs and need for repairs that we discussed above, that could be the factor that leads you to install a new system.
If you spot the signs you need heating replacement instead of repair, call on JW Heating and Air to help plan your next step. We handle all kinds of issues regarding heating in Los Angeles, and can work with you to either fix your existing heater or install a new one. Call us today to make an appointment. You’ll be glad you did!