Whether your heater has reached the end of its time or you wish to upgrade to a more energy-efficient model, Air Solutions is the company to contact! We will establish the comfort in your home by helping you select the most fitting system for your home or business. It can be tricky determining if you need a new heater in the first place. Below are a few ways to figure out if your unit is ready to give up:
Numerous minor or major repairs
Family or co-workers are falling ill
Dry skin due to lack of moisture in the air
Dusty or dirty air
You must largely consider the lifespan of your unit. Several aspects of heating have been altered over the past few years. There is now a greater focus on the productivity of the heater, and modern techniques to scale down the amount of power and time it needs to run. This is one reason in particular that you might want to contemplate replacing your heater as opposed to repairing it time and time again.
With that being said, if your system is older than a decade, you're probably spending more money on energy bills than you need to. Older models tend to ineffectively spread heat throughout your home. This means that your heater works much harder than it needs to and in turn, wastes more energy. Wistfully, this can also mean that the air you and your loved ones are breathing is not pure. The defective unit is not only discomforting, but can be unhealthy. Your advantage in upgrading to a newer model would be saving big bucks in the long run. You will also feel satisfaction in knowing that you are doing your part to respect the environment with an energy efficient system. Earth, and your wallet, will be grateful.
Your heating system should always perform to the best of its ability. Finding the right unit then setting up the future installation, inspection and maintenance services can seem overwhelming. At Air Solutions, we believe in making this process as stress-free as possible. We will address all of your questions and concerns, and assist you in deciding what works best for you. The Air Solutions team is interested in meeting with you to discuss your ideal solution. Call us today!
There's a good rule of thumb that can help you determine if you need a heater replacement. If the cost to repair it is more than half of what it would be to a new one, you should replace it. But even if your heating unit is more than 15 years old, it may have some time before it goes out. Most reliable furnaces can last 20-30 years if they're properly maintained, and you can find the recommended lifespan of your unit by looking in the owner's manual or calling the manufacturer with the appropriate model number.
Older units may start to spit out dust, dirt, or rust particles. And all of them can be hazardous to your health. If you're experiencing this problem, it's a sign of too much carbon dioxide. It can cause the air to become too dry, which can affect the walls, wood flooring, furniture, and plants inside your home. If any of these things are occurring or if people complain about having dry eyes and itchy throats, it may be time for a heater replacement.
Rattling – May be caused by unsecured ductwork, loose screws, or sheet metal. It could also mean that the lower motor isn't properly balanced.
Popping – When parts of your heater change temperature in response to the same fluctuations in your entire unit.
Humming – A sign that your fan or inducer motor is starting to fail.
Screeching or Squealing – A sign that there's an issue with your fan or inducer motor, which can be a loose bearing, a worn belt, or a problem with the belt's pulley system.
All of these warning signs are indications that it could cost more to repair it than to replace it.
Why is the family connection so important? Because every employee of Air Solutions Air Conditioning & Heating has a vested interest in the complete satisfaction of our clients. We often become an extension of our clients’ families by building long-term relationships; in fact, we are on a first-name basis with 95% of our client base. These relationships are so important to us that we have made it part of our mission statement: To build long-term relationships with our clients by providing them with accurate, honest information so they can make informed decisions to keep their families safe and their homes comfortable AND to provide the best quality equipment and services at a fair price.