Heaters aren’t built to fail, in fact, quite the opposite is true. Heaters like gas furnaces, especially the models that we offer, are built to sustain extremely cold temperatures while providing enough hot air to keep your home warm for years to come. The problem we see with failing heaters is not because they were built in a faulty way, but because they were subsequently neglected.
Heating in Chesapeake, VA shouldn’t be a difficult subject to approach. Either your heater works and it works well, or it doesn’t and needs to be serviced by a professional. This holds especially true if you’re finding your heating bill slowly rising as we’ll get into down below.
It’s imperative that if anything doesn’t seem right with your heater, that you let our team know immediately. We’ve got the equipment and technical expertise with such systems to make sure you don’t have to deal with a lack of heat for the foreseeable future.
Your heater depends on you to notice when something isn’t right. From a noise, to a smell, to something like expensive heating bills, your eyes and ears are the first lines of defense against a heater that’s wasting your hard-earned cash. So, take a look at some of the things we’ve mentioned to look out for. If any of the following sounds familiar, then perhaps you’ve got a heater that needs to be replaced.
High Heating Bills
We mentioned this earlier but we didn’t really touch on just why high heating bills can be a bad sign for your heater. The truth is that your heating bills shouldn’t be skyrocketing in the first five years of owning a heating system. A heater should be able to heat your home at an affordable rate, and if you’ve noticed a drastic increase in your fuel consumption or energy costs, then something is clearly wrong.
It’s generally a good idea to compare bills to previous years or to the bills of your neighbor to see how yours compare. If you notice a large discrepancy, then contact our team today to see if it’s time for a heater replacement.
If your heater is 15, 20, or even 25 years old, it’s no wonder it’s starting to fail! Most heaters are usually supposed to last 15 years, with boilers lasting a bit longer than furnaces or electric heaters, but even that’s stretching it.
Take it from the experts, if your heater is experiencing difficulties at 15 years or more, then you’ll likely see the need for a replacement in the near future. Contact our team ahead of time so we can discuss options.
It’s Just Not Doing the Job
You’ve got a heater for one purpose—so it can heat your home. If it can’t do that, then why are you wasting your money? Whether it’s frustration through constant shut-downs and repairs, or it’s just the fact that your heater doesn’t heat to your specific standards, a faulty heater isn’t worth the money or the fuel.
It’s important to voice your opinion when a heater isn’t working correctly. A heater replacement that’s the right size, type, and price, could give you a serious improvement in the quality of your comfort.
The House Call Company has you covered. Contact us and see how we can make you smile!