Russell's Heating & AC
Jul 17 2018

How to Tell if Your Home Needs a New Heater

In Palm Springs, CA heating installation services are usually provided by the same people who handle your air conditioning system. Air conditioning tends to loom larger in people’s minds here since our summers are as hot as they come. But the desert can get cold in the winter at night, and we shouldn’t let our blazing Julys overshadow the needs for our chilly Januaries. Heaters can last a long time in our weather, but when they break down you need to install a new one quickly before the temperatures start to drop. Call our Palm Springs heating installation technicians if you think you might need a new heater.

Here’s how to tell if your home needs a new heater.

In general, you need to look for a failing performance on your old heater. The specifics of that can vary a great deal and may depend on your individual needs. It usually translates to more frequent repair calls, as parts of the heater grow old or malfunction with increasing speed. There comes a point when it becomes easier just to replace the unit entirely rather than pay for repairs only to see another component fail just a few months later.

Similarly, as your heater becomes less efficient, it will start using much more energy to do the job. A new heater will likely cut down on your monthly energy bills quite a bit, which can come as a great relief if you feel they’re too high. If you notice that your energy bills spike higher than you’re used to, even though you’re not using your heater any more than normal, then a new unit may be what’s required.

Finally, while age shouldn’t be a determining factor, a heater that is over 10 years’ old and experiencing problems is probably due for retirement. Well-maintained heaters may be able to go for quite a while longer than that, but age coupled with higher bills usually add up to a need for a new unit.

If you know how to tell if your home needs a new heater, the next step is to call Russell’s Heating and Air Conditioning for advice and installation service. We work in Palm Springs, CA, heating installation is our specialty and we’re dedicated to your complete satisfaction. Give us a call today!

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