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Are You Ready to Replace Your Heater?

Investing in a new heating system may not be as exciting as buying a new car, but it is something that every homeowner will have to do eventually. At some point, a heating replacement in Des Moines, IA will be necessary. The key to ensuring a smooth transition from one heater to the next is to recognize when the time for that transition has come. 

Some people want to run their heaters into the ground, figuring that they’ll get their money’s worth from them in that manner. We understand this mindset, but it is one that we caution against adopting. If you wait for your system to break down entirely, then you run the risk of being without heat in the middle of winter for a period, just when you need it the most.

So When Do I Schedule a Replacement, Then?

There are many cases in which a preemptive heating replacement is really going to pay off. First of all, consider the age of your system. As is the case with any mechanical system, your heater has a finite lifespan. Refer to the literature that came with your heater, or do some research to determine how long the make and model is projected to last. If your system is creeping up on, at, or beyond this point, replacement before a failure is definitely worth considering.

Also, keep its performance in mind. Just because your heater is still running and heating your home doesn’t mean it’s doing so as well as it ought to. Just because it can be repaired doesn’t mean that it is worth repairing, either. If your heater is leaving cool spots in your home, failing to reach reasonable target temperatures on chillier nights, or requiring repairs with any frequency, replacement may be your best option.

Schaal Heating and Cooling can handle your heating replacement, so call today.


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