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It’s Almost Time to Retire Your Heater

Notice how we said “almost?” If you’ve been watching the weather report at all, you’ll know how we’re still in the thick of winter. While we might not get the abundance of snow that appeared for our northern neighbors, we’re still getting cold fronts left and right. You’d be silly to think your heater is done for the rest of the year while our nights are still chilly.

So, as we get closer to the spring, let’s take some time to contemplate whether or not our heating in Orlando, FL could use some help. February serves as a great point to evaluate the quality, efficiency, and price of your heating system as it’s almost made it through another winter.

Here are some steps you can take to contemplate the future of your heating system. Whether you need a repair or a whole-system replacement, we can help. Just remember to use us as a resource when the time comes!

How Is It Working?

Let’s talk candidly for a moment. How is your winter going? More specifically—how is your heater treating you this winter? Is it leaving you chilly practically every night while you buy more blankets and sweatshirts? Or perhaps it heats your home just fine while it runs up your bill and causes your tight budget to get just that much tighter?

Follow along as we go through some unique perspectives to look through when gauging the condition of your heater. If you’re unsatisfied with any of these points, then call us. There are more solutions available than you think, and our team is full of local experts that know what they’re doing.

The Temperature

When you check the thermostat, what do you feel? Does it feel like your thermostat is lying to you by showing a temperature that’s different from what you feel in different areas of your home? Or perhaps it’s showing you the right temperature, but that’s just not comfortable enough?

The temperature is the first most important aspect of gauging the future of your heating system. If it can’t meet the temperature specified by your thermostat, or it’s not getting warm enough in general, then that could be your system’s way of telling you that it needs help.

The Price

How much are repairs costing? If they’re happening frequently or costing an arm and a leg, then there’s something seriously wrong. Think about this with your heating bills as well. A heater that’s costing you too much to run month after month isn’t worth keeping around. There are more efficient systems that will work better in your home.

The Age

The other thing to consider as you investigate the condition of your heater is how old it is. If you’re looking at the ins and outs of a 15-year-old heater, then chances are extremely high that it’ll run into a catastrophic problem next year or a full-on system breakdown. Take a moment to consider upgrading and having the system replaced if it’s between 10-15 years in age.

To Repair or Replace

Retiring your heater might not just mean putting it away for the season. It might be our way of telling you that your system is due for an upgrade. It’s important to keep this in mind going forward so you’re not surprised by the work that needs to be done on your heater.

Call Gary Munson Heating & Air Conditioning. You will be more comfortable with the best.

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