Heaters are very complex systems, and property owners can experience a number of different problems if they are not careful. It only takes one minor component problem to cause the whole system to fail. Wear and tear is unavoidable, but preserving the life of the system can be done with routine maintenance and timely repairs. However, at some point total system failure is inevitable and a replacement unit will be needed, in this case the experts at Daniels Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC can offer a number of wonderful and highly efficient units. Don’t go without heat any longer than you have to, contact us for a new installation today.
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What are some signs that your heater needs to be replaced?
Age is one of the top factors in determining whether or not your heater should be replaced. Most systems are expected to last anywhere between 15 and 25 years. Some systems can fail much sooner if they are not properly maintained. If your heater is older and starts to develop multiple issues, then it is often more cost-effective to replace the entire unit. The heat exchanger is a delicate part of the system. If the heat exchanger inside your unit cracks, then a new system is likely warranted.
Cracks in gas-powered heaters can actually lead to a carbon monoxide leak and can put your loved ones at serious risk, so the issue needs to be attended to right away. Lastly, if it you notice a steady increase in your heating bills, this could be a sign that your system is losing efficiency and may need to be replaced. Newer models are engineered to operate with less energy and our professionals would be more than happy to discuss your options with you.
What are the benefits of installing a new unit?
Replacing a heater with a new system is recommended for aging units and those requiring more frequent repairs. One of the greatest advantages to getting a new system is lower energy costs. Newer models are much more energy efficient. More frequent repairs causes a burden to property owners, and the costs can really add up. Replacing the system reduces the number of repairs required to keep the system running properly. Improved indoor air quality is something else to consider. As a system ages, the performance degrades and the indoor air quality suffers. Finally, the clearest advantage to installing a new heater is the assurance that your indoor climate will remain at its desired level for years to come.
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What are some common problems with heating systems?
One of the most common complaints is uneven heating. Some parts of a property may be cooler while other parts are warm. The inconsistent temperatures could mean that the system is failing. The heater may also be shutting on and off frequently. This problem is often attributed to faulty wiring, a failing pilot light for gas-powered systems, or even a malfunctioning thermostat. The system may also take a long time to heat up. Even cranking up the thermostat to higher levels doesn’t appear to be doing too much to accelerate the heating process. This problem can occur if there are leaky air ducts in your property, the fan motors may be damaged or there may also be problems with the belts and bearings.