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Signs That It’s Time for a New Heater

furnaceIt may seem rather silly to talk about replacing your heating system now, at the tail-end of the winter season. Still, if you think that your heater wouldn’t survive another winter season, now is as good a time as any to install a new one. That way, you won’t have to worry about rushing to get it done during the fall season before the temperature drops again. Not sure whether or not you actually need a new heating system installed in your home? Read on for some warning signs that could indicate it’s time to get rid of your current heater.

Unusually High Monthly Bills

Your bills are going to rise and fall with how much you use your heating system, of course. However, you should take notice if your bills start to rise for no apparent reason. It could mean that your heater is getting close to the end of its life. The older a heater gets, the more wear and tear it’s going to accumulate. Eventually, the system will start to lose efficiency from being so old and worn down. The heater will start to operate for longer periods of time to try and correct for the loss, but this will in turn drive up your monthly bills. If this is the reason that your heater is costing so much to operate, there is little you can do aside from install a new system.

Frequent Repairs

No matter how careful you are with things like preventive maintenance, eventually you will have your heater develop some kind of problem that requires repairs. However, this shouldn’t be happening more than once every few years or so. If your heater is breaking down multiple times a year, you should give serious thought to replacing it. Systems that are that prone to breakdowns often act that way as they get closer to the end of their lifespans. The more worn out the parts in the heater get, the more likely they are to fail in groups. This causes repair costs to skyrocket, which is why it’s often a better idea just to replace the entire system instead of replacing one part at a time.


Even under ideal circumstances, the lifespan for a heating system tends to be between 10 and 20 years. That depends very much on the kind of system and the specific circumstances under which it is used. Regardless, no system is going to last forever. If your current system is getting up there in years, it’s a good idea to consult a professional technician about whether it can survive another season. You might be able to get a bit more use out of it, or you might be better served by installing a new system before the next winter. Either way, it’s better to find out now than to be blindsided later.

Speedy Air Conditioning Service offers a full range of heating installation services in Port St. Lucie, FL. If you need a new heater installed in your home, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our technicians.  

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