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4 Signs You Might Need to Replace Your Heater

When you replace your heater with a high-efficiency system, you will definitely notice the difference. Not only do new heaters save money, they usually work a lot more accurately, keeping temperatures within one or two degrees of the thermostat settings at all times. But is it really time to replace your heater? How can you tell?

1. Your heating system just doesn’t work like it used to.

When your heater can no longer keep you as comfortable as it once did, it may be time to consider a replacement. A new high-efficiency system with a variable speed blower can eliminate temperature variances, making sure the temperature never drops lower than is comfortable.

2. You pay a lot of money each month.

Eventually, the parts of your heater wear down to the point that it can no longer run efficiently. Proper maintenance can help to an extent, but there comes a point when no amount of maintenance can make a system run any more smoothly. High energy bills are a good indication a system needs replacing.

3. A technician recommends a very costly repair.

When a furnace repair is projected to cost about half of the price of a new system, it’s really not worth it. The parts of your heater were designed to work together. Introducing a new part can cause other components to struggle, meaning you may only have to make additional repairs sometime in the near future. At this point, it’s a better idea to install a new high-efficiency unit.

4. Your system is 15 years old.

Finally, we recommend replacing an older heating system before it reaches about 15 years of age. This is the average lifespan of a furnace, and it is likely to fail the closer it gets to 15 years. Replacing now can save you a lot of hassle later on, preventing your furnace from running into sudden problems that inconvenience you.

VOGT Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing offers heating installation and replacement in Minnetonka. Call our friendly technicians 24/7 for exceptional customer service!

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