One of the nice things about living in Missouri is not having to worry about very frigid temperatures, heavy snowfall, and icy commutes in the wintertime. Of course, one of the bad things about living in Missouri is that our relatively mild winters can lead to a false sense of security at times. Sure, you may be thinking, our nighttime temperatures regularly drop below freezing, but things typically warm up to a more manageable level during the day. My heater is probably good for another season.
Here’s a tip—if you’re trying to convince yourself that your heater has another year of quality service left in it, then your heater probably doesn’t have another year of quality service left in it. We may not be at Minnesota levels of cold, but it is more than cold enough around here in the winter to necessitate the use of a great heating system. That’s why you need to work with the O’Fallon, MO HVAC pros on our team!
So When Is the Right Time for a Heating Replacement?
It’s a complicated question, but let’s give you the short answer first. The right time for replacing your home heating system is always before it breaks down entirely. We get that you want to milk every last drop out of your existing heating system before you invest in a new heater. Just remember that your existing heater is most likely to break down on you when it’s doing its hardest work—meaning just when you need it the most! If you try to get one last season out of a heater that you know deep down is failing, you’re only putting your comfort and that of your entire family at risk.
Now, for the long answer. You should consider replacing your heater if:
- You find yourself scheduling repairs, even “minor” ones, regularly. Those repairs add up, and your money is likely better spent on a new system.
- You are facing down a very expensive repair for an older heater that is out of warranty.
- Your heater consistently struggles to warm your home effectively, either because it’s not a good fit for your house or it’s just no longer reliable.
- You are not satisfied with your heater’s features or design. It seems counterintuitive to replace a working system just because it’s not the system you want, but overall user satisfaction is a very powerful factor to consider.
- You are paying too much to heat your home, either because your system’s efficiency has dropped off over the years or because it wasn’t highly rated for efficiency to begin with.
We’re Here to Help!
We know that investing in a new heater is a major expense. Most homeowners can’t afford to make such a decision lightly. That’s why it’s so important that you not just invest in great heating equipment. You also need to invest in great heating services. That’s what you’ll get when you work with our heating professionals.