Deciding whether or not it’s time to replace your heating system should take several factors into consideration. Reviewing these factors can help you answer the sometimes challenging question of whether or not you should continue to repair your current heating system or consider replacement:
Your heater, even if it is a boiler system, should not have excessive rust or corrosion on it. Rust and/or corrosion can release dangerous combustion byproducts, such as carbon monoxide, through cracks and holes. While small areas of rust and corrosion can be repaired, excessive corrosion cannot. It may be more prudent to install a new system rather than replace all the areas affected by the corrosion.
The average combustion heating system lasts 15-20 years. How old is your current system? As heaters age, their ability to perform effectively decreases and components begin to wear. At some point, it may not be worth the cost to repair a new system as your money may be better spent on a new, durable and reliable one.
Are you seeing higher energy bills but haven’t changed the way you use your heating system? Aging systems can have a hard time achieving the energy efficiency they were made to operate at. Today’s systems are very energy efficient, so it may be worthwhile to see how much you could potentially save on monthly energy bills with a new heater.
Have you had to make numerous, costly repairs for your heater to keep running? Repair costs can add up quickly – sometimes to the cost of a new system. If you are facing multiple repairs, or large, costly ones, you may want to see if your money is better spent on a new system.
If you are having trouble deciding if your current system is worth the continued cost of repairs, try working with a trained specialist. The experts at Rentmeister Total Home Service are here to help with all your heating needs in Salt Lake City, so call us and schedule an appointment today!