Is Summer the Right Time to Replace Your Heater?

Posted on: Jul 04, 2019

Most homeowners make the mistake of focusing on their heating system during the winter—basically, when it’s too late. Once it’s already cold outside, it can be a hassle to replace your heating unit. Here are some reasons why summer is the best season to replace your heater and signs that it’s time to do so.

1. Peace of Mind

In order to work efficiently, heating systems need regular maintenance. Experts recommend performing this maintenance during the summer. If your heater requires significant repairs, you’ll have ample time to fix it before the winter. You’ll have peace of mind when the cold sets in, knowing your heater is working properly.

2. Avoid Heating Repairs

If your heating unit breaks down during the winter, be prepared for an astronomical bill. It usually is expensive to replace your heating unit during this season and you could find yourself left in the cold. Avoid the stress of a cold house by replacing your heater during the summer.

3. Improve Your Home Energy Efficiency

An old heating unit can result in higher heating bills since it’s not as energy efficient as a new system. Take advantage of the upgrade specials offered by Airco Services during the summer months. 

4. Save Money with Heating Tune-Ups

Heating your house typically makes up about half of your annual utility expenses. With the cost of energy rising, it is recommended that you improve the efficiency of your heating system, and it is more economical to do so during the summer.

Heating experts suggest installing a modern, efficient heating system and performing constant maintenance. An energy-efficient whole-house approach can save you 30 percent on your energy bill. If you plan to upgrade your heating system or perform the necessary maintenance, Airco Services offers flexible appointments during the summer months that are based on your schedule.

Signs That You Need to Replace Your Heating System

  • Age of Your Heating System

The life expectancy of any heating system is 10 to 15 years. After this period, your heating system might break down. If your heater is approaching this age, it’s time to consider a replacement.

  • Strange Noises

Old heating units often produce rattling and squeaking noises that can indicate issues with the motor bearing and/or problems related to the compressor. A functional heating system should operate smoothly and quietly.

  • Constant Repairs

If your heating unit has required constant repairs over a short period of time, it might be cheaper to replace the system. Installing a new system in your house this summer will save you from worrying about a breakdown or repairs during the winter.

Contact Airco Services this summer to make an appointment to perform proper maintenance of your heating system. The expert team at Airco will guarantee that you have a fully functional heating system this winter.

Airco offers a bi-annual maintenance plan to keep your heating and cooling system working all year long. Airco also provides 24/7 emergency furnace repair. Contact us today for a free heating repair estimate.