Winters in Missouri are not going to set any records for cold temperatures or snowfall. If you fail to take your heating needs and your heating system seriously, however, you may set your own record—for fastest feelings of regret! While our winters may be mild, they are not so mild that you can get through them comfortably without a great heating system. And you’ll only get a great performance from your heating system with a great heater installation and maintenance services.
Even when your system is properly installed, expertly tuned up, and professionally repaired, however, it is not going to last forever. At some point, it will need to be replaced. The best way to deal with a replacement is to get out ahead of it. This means being proactive and scheduling your heating replacement with our St. Peters, MO HVAC professionals before a complete breakdown takes place. That’s not always possible, but we have a few points to consider that can help you to decide if the time for replacement has come.
How Old Is Your System?
A lot of people seem to think that the age of their system will dictate its replacement needs. This is not entirely true. Your heater is not set to self-destruct after a certain amount of time has passed. However, the age of your system will definitely inform whether you decide to repair or replace your heater. Sound a little vague? Well, let’s take a closer look at how the age of your system ties into other factors that, together, can help you to decide if a new heater is on your horizon.
There are a few reasons why your heater may be operating at a low efficiency level, but regardless of the cause, the result is the same—you’re paying too much to heat your home! That’s not something that anyone should accept, especially in this day and age.
It is possible that your heater is just of a low efficiency rating. Maybe it’s old enough that its rating was decent at teh time of manufacture and purchase, but is now laughable. Maybe you needed to save some money when you bought it, so you didn’t pay for much efficiency. It’s also possible that your system used to be efficient, but the ravages of time have really put a dent in its capacity for efficient heating. Whatever the case, replacing the system, particularly if it’s old and likely on its way out anyway, makes a lot more sense than continuing to use it, let alone repair it when trouble arises.
Overall Performance Quality
Have you noticed that your heater needs frequent repairs, or that it just doesn’t do that great of a job in heating your home? You don’t need to wait for it to break down entirely before replacing it, but you also don’t want to replace it prematurely. Ask yourself this. Have you been keeping up with routine maintenance?
If not, a thorough tune-up and better maintenance practices moving forward can make all the difference. However, if your system is just no longer capable of operating reliably, replace it before you wind up needing to replace it—most likely just when you need it most!