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When to Get a New Heater?

One of the questions that might be on your mind this season is, “When should I get myself a new heater?” It’s a big question. When you find yourself feeling the need to ask this, you know that a lot of big decisions back it. If you decide that you need a new heater, you’re going to need to choose what heater you should get, what fuel you’d like to use to power it, and what team you want to install it. These are all decisions that hold real weight when it comes to the comfort of your home. If you need to perfect your heating in Layton, UT, then we’re the team you should contact. We always make the process of replacement as easy as possible for customers. Come to us when you need professional work. 

You Should Upgrade When…

Here are the signs that you should upgrade to a new heater at home.

You’re Constantly Repairing

Have you noticed that you need to repair your heater more often than you have in the past? You can expect a repair need to occur from time to time. You shouldn’t notice that these repair needs occur more than once every 1–3 years. If they do occur more than this, then we can assure you that you’re spending too much money on your heater. Repairs that occur frequently denote a problem with your heater. 

Your Repairs Are Expensive

Now let’s talk about the price of those repairs. If your repairs are increasingly expensive, then it’s a good idea to schedule an appointment with our professionals. You’re pouring far too much money into a system that isn’t really helping you. 

When it comes to repair work, the rule of 5,000 is a helpful rule to know. This is when you multiply the age of your heating system by the repair cost. If the outcome is at or above 5,000, then it’s best to consider replacement before repair. 

So for example, let’s say that your HVAC unit is 11 years old and the cost of your current repair work is $350. This brings you to a total of 5,500 and it means you should consider replacing. 

You’re Never Warm Enough

Your heater’s main job is to heat your home. If it’s not doing this well, then it means that you’re not getting service from an efficient or effective system. Instead of trying to wait it out or repair it, we suggest looking into new units that can do the job for you.

Your Heater Is Old

If your heater is above the age of 10, we recommend that you start thinking about upgrading it no matter what the status is. Your heater is only going to last about 10 to 15 years. Any age past this will probably result in inefficiency.

Your Monthly Energy Bills Have Increased

Have you noticed that your monthly energy bills have increased although not much about how you run your heater has changed? Any spike in your energy bills without clear cause means that inefficiency is the culprit. We can help you find the source of the problem and work to solve it. 

Contact Rentmeister Total Home Service today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. We’re prepared to help you.

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