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New Year, New Heating System

With the new year, it’s important to take a step back and look at how we got to where we are. There are many good reasons to choose a new heating system, whether you’re just unsatisfied with your current one or in desperate need of a new system to keep your home warm. Regardless, we understand why you might want a heating replacement in Cedar Rapids, IA, but getting rid of your old heating system can be a tough ordeal.

A lot of people decide to keep running their heating systems way past their expiration date because that sounds like the easiest way to save money. But that can lead to quite an amount of problems, from high heating bills to constant repairs that get in the way of your peace of mind.

Let’s talk about a few ways you can be a more proactive heating system owner by figuring out when the best time to invest in a replacement might be.

Learning When to Call It Quits

Replacing your heating system isn’t a matter of principle, but a matter of timing. Nobody is ever going to force you to throw in the towel and retire your heating system to have it replaced with a new one, but there are going to be moments when that is the most advantageous decision to make. Here are a few reasons why you might be in one of those moments currently.

The System Runs Inefficiently

Inefficiency can be an expensive problem to deal with. It might not seem like much when you’re paying just an extra $40 or $60 on your heating bill each month, but those costs add up tremendously to the point where you’re paying an extra few hundred dollars each year. That’s just unacceptable and it’s going to be the difference between a vacation and having to strictly budget.

It might be a good idea to make the leap towards a newer, more efficient heating system now while you’ve got the money to spend. Then, you can work hard to ensure it continues to work efficiently and save you money over time.

It’s Reached Its Expiration Date

If your heating system has reached its expiration date, like 10-15 years for a forced-air heating model, then you’re most likely better off getting it replaced. A lot of components will start to break down in the coming years when it’s reached this point, so all bets are off in terms of future costs.

Frequent Repairs or an Expensive Issue

A heating system that constantly needs repairs, or has an expensive issue, might be a good candidate for replacement. Remember, a replacement comes with new components that are built to last, so you hopefully won’t need to repair it for a while.

You’re Not Happy With It

Would you keep a car that wasn’t fun to drive? Would you keep a television that you didn’t like watching? One of the most important aspects of being a consumer is curating your life to be how you want it. There’s no reason why a heating system that constantly frustrates you and makes you uncomfortable should be kept in your home, aside from financial reasons. But even then, your comfort has a price, and sometimes it’s worth paying that price for a new heating system that you love.

At Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc., your comfort is our promise! To set up an appointment in the Cedar Rapids area, give us a call at the number above, email or schedule an appointment online. 

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