Has your heater been reliable and dependable for nearly a decade? As much as you may count on your heater to keep your home warm on those chilly winter days, your system is only designed to last so long. How are you supposed to know when it’s time for a heater replacement?
Trahan’s Heating & Air Conditioning knows the Houma community well. We’ve handled every furnace installation you can think of. That means we’re the most knowledgeable local heating company to advise you on your heater replacement. Keep reading to learn some of the main symptoms your heater may experience when it’s reaching the end of its life.
How Old Is Your Heater?
Not every homeowner actually purchased their current heater — it was likely inherited with the purchase of the home. No matter what, it’s important to estimate the age of your heater first. The age of your heater is by far the most influential factor in your system’s performance. An average heater lifespan is about 10-15 years, but that range can vary based on environment, maintenance and other details.
Once your heating system reaches 10 years of age, it’s a good idea to start keeping an eye out for signs of deterioration. All the seals and moving parts inside your heater will begin to wear out as it gets older and efficiency will decrease. This means that the overall performance of your heating system will begin to disappoint each year.
Frequent Heating Repairs
With age comes more frequent heater repairs. A professional may be able to make short-term repairs to keep your system running another season, but your heater will still experience other problems and repairs more often.
While you might be trying to make your system last as long as possible, you’ll probably spend more on several small repairs than you would on replacing the system and benefitting from reliable, consistent heating.
Low-Efficiency Heater Performance
Not many homeowners know this but, heaters and furnaces begin to lose efficiency after the first year of use. When it’s brand new, a heating system may hit that high-efficiency mark, but time takes its toll on your system. By the time a decade has passed, your heater will naturally perform less efficiently than it used to — and that’s not counting the possibility of leaks and other inefficiencies affecting performance!
If you notice sudden spikes in energy consumption that don’t reflect your electricity use or steady increases in your energy bill, your heater might be to blame.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
You might view your indoor air quality as separate from your air temperatures, but they’re both controlled by your HVAC system. If your heater is not performing as well as it should, you might notice a decrease in your air quality too.
Higher levels of dust and allergens might be visible, or respiratory irritation may occur more often. This can be dangerous for members of your household that already have respiratory vulnerability.
Let Trahan’s Take Care Of Your Heater Installation
When you work with a team like Trahan’s Heating & Air Conditioning, you get everything you deserve. From high-quality workmanship to outstanding customer service, you won’t regret trusting experts to complete your heater replacement. Contact us today to start your service request!