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Should You Repair or Replace Your Heater?

Your heater doesn’t get as much use in Texas as it would elsewhere in the country. It is also somewhat hidden in your home, so you probably don’t consider what condition it is in until you start to notice problems.

We understand that you wouldn’t want to replace a heater that still has a few good years left in it. However, sometimes a replacement is simply your most logical option. We’re here to help you sort through the reasons you might replace your heater, rather than seeking repairs, in today’s quick guide.

Get a Couple of Opinions

Worried your technician is pushing you to get a new heater even though it’s not necessary? It happens. Unfortunately, some technicians will take advantage of your lack of experience in the HVAC industry, but it’s always worth it to get a first and second opinion. This is the first step in determining whether or not your heating equipment needs replacement, but there are some other guiding factors.

Draw a Repair Limit

If you’ve made several repairs this year, you’re probably paying too much. When deciding whether to repair or replace your heating system, think of how much you’d be willing to spend on repairs. Is it really worth spending $1,000 fixing your old heater when a new one will run much more smoothly?

Set a limit for yourself of how much you’re willing to spend on your heating. If repairs are going to cost nearly half as much as a new system, our experts don’t think it’s worth it.

Consider the System’s Age

With a younger heating system, you might have to make small repairs that don’t cost much and don’t force you to consider whether replacement is a good idea. But when a heater reaches about 10-15 years old, frequent repairs may be a sign the unit is just about done for. Combine old age with high costs for fuel or energy and poor heater performance, and you may just realize a newer system makes more sense.

For heating replacement in Fort Worth, TX contact Frymire Home Services: A Higher Degree of Comfort.

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