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Serving The Greater Fresno Area Since 1970


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Is It Time For a Heater Replacement?

question-markThe heat has been less reliable than usual at your house and you are starting to get nervous. Yes, we may live in California but Fresno gets pretty cold even through spring. It isn’t all sunshine all the time and on days when it drops below ?? you need a heater that you can trust to do its job.

With this in mind, if your heater is having serious trouble, you may need to start considering whether you need to replace the system or not. If you are dealing with a troublesome Fresno, CA heating unit, thankfully you have a good resource here to help you determine what you next step may need to be. Let’s take a look at what the signs might be that you need to say goodbye to your old heater.

Do I Really Need To Replace My Heater?

We understand the hesitation that people exhibit when facing a potential system replacement. It is a big job and it is by no means cheap. Then again, leaving a malfunctioning heater to struggle to heat your home will end up costing you far more over time.

Be aware of what the indicators are that you need to prepare for a heater replacement in the near future.

  • Age. Your heater is built to last for a long time, but not forever. Well-maintained heaters should function for a good 15 years but after that point, you should prepare to replace your unit before it breaks down when you need it the most.
  • Increasing repairs. How many repairs have you needed to get for your heater recently? While repair needs are normal when you have an HVAC system, they shouldn’t be frequent. You should only need repairs every couple years so needing yearly repairs is a warning sign; needing repairs twice a year means it is failing.
  • Less heat. The heater for your home has one job and that is to heat your home. If your unit isn’t doing this reliably, or isn’t heating your home at all, you are better off replacing it with a new system that will actually get the job done.
  • Repair prices. Like we said repairs come with the territory of having an HVAC system. But even if the number of repairs that you need is manageable, if the price is too high, you should be concerned. If the price for a heater repair is equal too or more than half of what it would cost for a new system, you should opt for a new heating system instead.

Let Us Help You Take the Next Step

Do any of the indicators above sound familiar? If so, it is probably time to get ready for a heating system replacement. Thankfully, you don’t have to go through this process alone. Our team is available to help with everything from choosing your new system to removing the old heater and installing your new unit. 

We strive to provide honest answers and solutions to the problems our customers experience while remaining highly competitive in price, and offer the fastest turnaround you can find! Contact Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning today.

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