Eventually packaged systems, heat pumps and furnaces can break down, thus it is good to know when a replacement should be considered. In particular, you should receive the following indicators to call the heating specialist and to ask about your choices.
Eventually packaged systems, heat pumps and furnaces are broken down, thus it is good to know when a replacement should be considered. In particular, you should receive the following indicators to call the heating specialist and to ask about your choices.
Heat pumps and packaged units have a life span of 10 to 15 years, assuming that their owners are maintaining them well. Furnaces can last from 15 to 30 years, and some can keep going for as long as 40 years. If your system is reaching the end of its life, you could consider replacement, but it would be wise to look for other warning signs in conjunction with this.
One of those signs is poor performance. Perhaps your unit has been breaking down frequently. You’re replacing one component after another, but the unit is still struggling to reach the set temperature. On the other hand, perhaps the unit heats your home quickly but switches on again just as quickly. This is called short-cycling and may be due to an overheating system.
At Gilmore Heating, Air, and Plumbing, we can send out technicians anywhere in Placerville, CA, to inspect malfunctioning heaters. In some cases, we could extend a system’s life with some simple repairs. If a replacement is cheaper in the long run, though, our team will be honest and say so.
Another sign that your heating system should be replaced is an abnormal rise in your utility bill going hand in hand with inefficient performance. Sometimes, homeowners have an oversized or undersized unit without knowing it. Such a unit could contribute to higher bills.
Many residents of Placerville have turned to Gilmore Heating, Air, and Plumbing for heating and cooling work, but that’s not all we do. Our team of plumbers can address everything from clogged drains to trenchless sewer repairs. Call our office today to learn more.
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