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How to Determine if It's Time to Replace Your Heater

The time has come: that difficult moment when you can’t tell whether you need to repair or just replace your heater or other heating system. You’ve been having issues with it, and maybe you’ve had a technician come in to repair it a few times. Is it time to just give in and get a new system? Or do you just need one more repair? It can be tricky figuring it out, so Greener Solutions Heating and AC is here to provide you with some tips to help make the process easier!

Signs It’s Time to Replace

  • Age and Lifespan. How old is your heating system? If you moved in and the heater was already there, try to find some paperwork, which will give you an indication of its lifespan. Just like any other mechanical system, there should be an average lifespan. If you take good care of it and properly maintain it, it could go beyond what’s expected, but if it’s nearing the end of its lifespan, it could be time to replace your heater.
  • Performance. Do you get evenly distributed heat through your home? Or do you constantly have to repair your heater or wait for it to start? If so, it might be time to get a replacement system, especially if repair costs continue to increase. You’ll be better off with a reliable system in the long run!
  • Efficiency. You don’t want to have to pay a lot of money to have your home properly heated, so it’s important to make sure you have an energy efficient heating system. Do some research into your current model and see what it’s efficiency rating is and figure out how much it has declined. The lower it is, the more likely it is that you’ll need a replacement sooner, rather than later. For example, with a standard furnace, you get around 80% efficiency, but you can get a furnace that’s up to 98.5% efficient. You could be saving up to $2,000, so it’s important to sit down, do the math, and get some estimates and predictions.
  • The General Picture. Finally, it’s important to take all the different factors into consideration, as they tend to be closely connected. Your carbon footprint, your heater’s efficiency, the lifespan, and health issues all play a big role. You need to sit down and discuss with your family, providers, and experts in order to best understand what’s the wisest, most economical, and green choice.

Making the Right Decision
For over 30 years, Greener Solutions Heating and AC has been proudly serving the Stockton, CA and surrounding areas, providing HVAC repairs, installations, and many other services. All of our technicians and contractors are fully trained and licensed, so we can fully satisfy all your heating needs. No matter what you need, whether it’s windows, insulations, or ductwork, we can get it done for you! Plus, with our financing, warranty, and rebate options, what’s not to love? If you need more information or want to get a free estimate before you have a heater replacement, give us a call at (209) 252-3921!