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Do You Need a Heater Repair Or Replacement?


Warmer weather will be arriving in a couple of months. While you wait though you will need to have a heating system that you can rely on to keep your home comfortably warm. There is no point in suffering through the cold days and nights without a working system.

If your heat pump or furnace has started to falter in its ability to provide warmth for you, then we want you to know it is absolutely worth it to get a heating repair in Hanahan, SC. Even if the colder weather starts to disappear in the next couple of weeks, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that your system is ready to roll for next winter or should there be a cold snap in the near future.

If you’re unsure whether you need to repair your heater or if you should just replace it instead, we can help you figure out the answer here.

What Signs Tell You Whether You Need Repairs or a Replacement?

It is important to know what to look for when trying to determine whether you need heater repairs or a full system replacement. Here are the differentiators to look for.

  • Age: Most heaters have a serviceable lifespan of 10 to 15 years. This doesn’t mean that right at year 10 your heater will give out. But it does mean that around this age its effectiveness and efficiency will start to decrease even with regular maintenance. If your heater is under 10 years old, you should be able to handle any system issues with a repair. If your heater is 10 to 15 years old though it is worthwhile to discuss with your technician if a replacement is a better option.
  • Repair frequency: How often do you need repairs for your heater? Whether you have a heat pump or furnace, your system will eventually need professional repairs. However, repairs that pop up every year, or even more frequently than that, are indicators of a system in decline that needs to be replaced. If your heater only needs repairs every few years right now though, you should be okay with just those repairs.
  • Repair price: Some people brush off an expensive repair bill as the pain they have to deal with to stay warm but that just isn’t true. High repair bills may indicate the need to retire your system. If the cost of your heater repair is half or more of the price of a new system, then it is better to just invest in a heater upgrade.
  • Heating effectiveness: Last but not least, pay attention to how effective your heating system is at heating up your home. Regular maintenance and prompt repairs should provide you with steady and reliable heating throughout the home. If this isn’t the case and your system is 10+ years old then it means it is likely losing the ability to do its job and should be replaced.

Whether you need repairs or a replacement for your heater, our team is here to help.

Contact Holy City Heating & Air to schedule an appointment. We provide solutions for every season.

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