The last thing you need this winter is for your heater to give out. But if that happens, you can rest easy knowing that a professional heating contractor is just a phone call away — Garneski Air Conditioning & Heating!
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Do You Need A New Heater? These Signs Say Yes!
Your heater is built to last for about 15 years, and after that, it’s time to think about a replacement. However, sometimes heaters fail sooner than that. Here are signs that you need to call a heating service company right away.
- Energy Bills Go Up: If your energy bills go up every month, maybe your heater is becoming less efficient and failing.
- Unclean Air: Are you sneezing more often? Do you notice more dirt and soot around the house? Your heater may be the culprit.
- Low Air Flow: If the air flow coming out of your heater isn’t what it used to be, it’s time to look at a replacement.
- Strange Noises: If your heater makes banging, grinding or squealing noises, it’s a sign that there’s trouble.
Is It Better To Repair Or Replace A Heater?
A heater replacement is an expensive job that most people would avoid if they could. But sometimes, it’s better to replace your heater rather than make repair after repair. For example, if your heater keeps breaking down, you’re better off replacing it for a more reliable unit. Also, if the cost of repair is more than half of the cost of new, getting a new one makes more sense. Call Garneski Air Conditioning & Heating for help.
Having issues with your heater, but not quite ready to replace it yet? Ask about our heater repair services!
How To Maintain Your Heater
Your heater is the largest energy expense in your home, so it’s smart to make sure it runs efficiently to save you as much money, and last as long as possible. Here are five tips to keeping your heater healthy.
- Clean your filter regularly
- Check the blower motor to make sure it’s working properly
- Reduce your home’s heating load to take stress off your heater
- Check vents for obstruction and clear them if needed
- Keep your ductwork clean
Another great way to ensure your heater works as needed is to call a heating contractor and ask about their maintenance services.