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Is It Time for a New Heater? Here’s How You Can Tell

Spring is a great time to take inventory of the things in your life. We’ve all heard of spring cleaning, but typically you keep this lasered in on cluttered drawers, messy closets, and garages brimming with junk. What about your HVAC system?

Yup, you should “spring clean” your heater too. This is the time of year where you should take a moment to reevaluate. If the heater in your home didn’t do a great job this past winter, it may be better to simply cut your losses and upgrade. If you had a hard to getting warm, staying warm, or heating your home for a reasonable price then contact us for heater replacement in Salem, OR today.  

The Signs That it’s Time for a New Heater

You’re a homeowner, but you’re also a person with many other things going on in their life. You’re probably not doting on your heater or noting every slight change in the operation of this system. Sometimes, it can be hard to know the signs that its time to upgrade. Watch out for these signs today:

  • Inability to Heat: Your heater doesn’t need to be on its very last leg for you to think about the prospect of replacement. If you had to layer on extra jackets and blankets this winter or turn the thermostat a little higher than you normally would then you’ve had trouble with your heater. You shouldn’t struggle to heat your home. If you have, then make sure you upgrade sooner than later.
  • High Heating Bills: A high heating bill is never a good sign. Unless you’ve decided to convert your home into a sweat lodge, your heating bill should never be unreasonable even if you’re relying on your unit a bit more in colder temperatures. A high heating bill is a sign that your heater struggles to do its job. If your heating bills were high all winter then it’s a great idea to upgrade.
  • Constant Repairs: If you’ve had to replace your heater more than once every few years then it’s time for a new heater. It’s never worth it to repair your heater more often that this. A heater that needs repairs this often is way past its prime. It’s unlikely that you’ll see a return on the investment of the money that you put in this system because it’s so under condition.
  • Odd Noises: Any sounds other than your heater turning on or air rushing through your vents is a problem. Common sounds you’ll start to hear when things go south include banging, grating, rattling, squeaking, or nonstop clicking. Make sure that you contact a professional when you hear these noises. We’re the only ones who can determine what the noise you’re hearing means.

If it’s time for you to upgrade the heater in your home then make sure that you contact our team at Advantage Heating and Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment. We’re a team of educated professionals that will walk you through the process of acquiring a new heater.

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