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Kick Off The New Year With a New Heater

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How is your heater doing this year?

Maybe you started the year strong with goals you’re working toward already. In contrast, your heater may have kicked off the year with continued problems. Unfortunately, a good mindset won’t change much of anything for your heater. If things are bad enough, the truth is that you may need to add a heater replacement in Middlesex County, MA to that list of resolutions.

Here’s what you need to know about the signs that you need a new heater.

Sign #1. Your Heater is Too Old

If you don’t already know the age of your heater, we’d say that this is the year to find out. Even if your heater isn’t at the end of its lifespan, it’s good to know how old it is so that you can keep track of it over the years.

When your heater reaches the range of 10-15 years old, it is time to plan for a replacement in the near future. Even if your heater is still working, at this age range it’ll start to lose effectiveness and efficiency. Understanding your heater’s age range can help you avoid having a breakdown before you have a chance to upgrade.

Sign #2. You Need Heater Repairs Every Year

The need for repairs is normal over the years. What isn’t normal is when those repair needs become far too frequent. You’ll want to take a closer look at any heating system that needs to be repaired once a year or more. A heater that needs repairs this often will need to be assessed by a technician as it’s likely becoming too worn out to keep operating.

Sign #3. Your Repair Bills Are Too High

If you only need repairs every few years still, you may also want to double-check your repair bills. There is such a thing as “too much.” An easy rule of thumb to determine when your repair bill is too expensive is when the cost of repairs is equal to half or more of the price of a new system. At this point, it is more useful to upgrade since this will lead to lower energy bills along with fewer (and cheaper) repair bills.

Sign #4. Your Heater Can’t Heat

You’ve changed the filters, you’ve kept up with maintenance, and you do your best to run your heater in the best way possible. Even with all this, you’ve noticed that your heater just isn’t heating things up anymore. If you haven’t neglected tune-ups and repairs, then the issue could be that your heater just can’t keep up with demand.

Even knowing these warning signs, it may not be easy to figure out if you should replace your heater. We get it, especially since this service isn’t a low-cost one. The best way to figure out which option is best is to talk to a professional technician.

We take comfort in YOUR comfort. Reach out to our team to discuss your options and schedule your heater upgrade with Landry Mechanical Inc.

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