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Should I Replace My Heating System before Winter?

If your heating system is not up to the task of keeping your home warm throughout the coming winter, it’s a good idea to replace it now. You don’t want to have it dying on you in the middle of a cold winter, do you? There are a number of different signs that your heating system needs to be replaced with a new one. Let’s go over a few of the more common ones.

Rising Bills

As a heating system gets older, it’s going to get more and more worn down. As that happens, the efficiency of the system will drop. The system will have to stay on for longer and longer periods of time in order to compensate for the lost efficiency, which will result in higher bills. If your bills are going up for no apparent reason, you may want to consider installing a new system.

Excessive Repairs

The odd repair here and there isn’t all that unusual, especially for an older system. If the heater needs to be repaired multiple times a year, however, you may be in trouble. If your heater keeps breaking down every few months, it’s a pretty good sign that you need to replace the system.

Advanced Age

Most heating systems last between 10 and 20 years, depending on a wide variety of factors like the type of system, the brand, and its location. Once a heater gets older than two decades, however, it becomes ever more likely to develop serious problems and break down. If you have a heater that is older than 20 years, you should talk to a professional about whether or not it needs replacing.

Sunset Air offers a full range of heating system installation and replacement services throughout Olympia, WA. If you need heating services of any kind, we can help you out.

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