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3 Signs You Need a New Heater for the New Year

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How was your New Year celebration? Did you have fun with family and friends or did you enjoy a quiet night indoors? Whether you stayed up until the clock struck 12 or not, we hope you were able to celebrate just the way you wanted. What’s more, we hope that your heater headed into the new year just as well as you did.

Unfortunately, this time of year, many homes start to notice that their heater is having problems. Big problems. We hate to be a downer but if this sounds familiar, it may mean you need a new system. On the bright side, this means you get to check off “Replace my faulty old heater” from your New Year’s Resolutions!

3 Signs It Is Time for a New Heating System

Getting a replacement system is no small task. That’s why this is a heating service in Liberty Lake, WA that is best left to experts like the ones on our team. So … is it time for you to schedule a system upgrade? Check for these warning signs to find out:

1. You need repairs … a lot

Needing to get repairs for your heating system isn’t a problem. Needing to get repairs for your heating system on a yearly basis is. Repairs needs aren’t the issue, their frequency is. If you’ve kept your system maintained each year but you are discovering that you need repairs each year too, it is an indicator that your heater is struggling to get by. In these cases, your money is better spent on a new system.

2.Your repair bills are way too high

Speaking of your hard-earned cash, how much of it is going to repairing your heater lately? Maybe you aren’t getting frequent repair needs but you are noticing that the price of the repairs has gone up exponentially. Not sure how high is too high? We have an easy calculation for you! Take the number of years you’ve had your heater and multiply it by the price of your repairs. If the final total is over 5,000, you need a new heater.

3. Your heater is getting on in years

We just mentioned age in passing above. Let’s take a closer look at this indicator (especially if you aren’t a fan of math). If you’d rather skip the multiplication equation above, then just look at how old your heater is. If your heater is 10 years old and has gotten regular maintenance, it might make it another year or two before you really need to upgrade it. If it is closer to 15 though it is best to just start the replacement process now.

There are other warning signs to watch for but these are going to be some of the biggest indicators to be on the alert for. If any of the above warning signs apply to your heater, then it is worthwhile to talk to an expert technician. They can assess your heater and help you make a plan for your system replacement.

ACI Northwest is here to help with your home comfort needs or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us for helpful advice. Schedule your appointment with our heating experts today.

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