We know, as temperatures warm up, your heater is probably the last thing you want to talk about. It’s given you the runaround this year and you’re finally able to take a breath of fresh air and think about something else for a change. Go for a walk, do some meditation, or maybe schedule a spring hike with the family to celebrate making it all the way through such a harsh winter!
Once that’s done, it’s important that you don’t ignore your heating system. Ignorance can lead to problems, and when your heater is the subject of conversation, those problems can be very expensive. Let’s avoid an unnecessary heating repair in Midwest City, OK by talking about the elephant in the room.
It doesn’t have to be a tough conversation. We’ll walk you through just how easy your heater repair or replacement can be.
The Point System
Let’s make this decision a little more fun than it would be otherwise. Just like a baseball game as the temperatures start to warm up and everyone goes outside to play, we’ll play our own game to determine if your heater is a winner or a loser.
Age (2 Points)
Age is a huge factor when determining whether you should repair or replace your heating system. For starters, if your heater is 10–15 years old already, the chances of it running into one of the following problems drastically increase. Components start reaching their maximum lifespan at this point and you could see yourself shelling out more money for repairs than you would for a replacement if you’re not careful. Weigh this heavily in your decision-making.
Frequent Repairs (2 Points)
Frequent repairs count as two points for two reasons. The first reason is that frequent repairs can signal either poor HVAC service which has harmed the condition of your heater, or that your system could be reaching its limit as more and more components need to be replaced. The second reason this is so important is that it can just be a hassle. Frequent repairs harm your quality of life and can cause immeasurable amounts of stress.
Inefficiency (1 Point)
A heater that soaks up too much energy and costs too much to operate isn’t worth it. Sure, there could be a problem in your heater that needs to be repaired, but when comparing this with other problems your heater might be exhibiting, it can be a cause for replacement as well.
Poor Comfort (1 Point)
What’s the point of repairing your heater if it’s never going to keep you comfortable? If you discuss replacement with our team, we can assure you that there absolutely are certain heating systems that will heat your home comfortably. Let’s talk about it more in detail.
Expensive Fixes or Component Replacement (1 Point)
If you’ve got a heat pump and the compressor has failed, this could be a reason to have it replaced. A good rule of thumb we have is if the repair costs half as much or more than a replacement, then the replacement is always a better option.
Take a look at our results table below and see if your system qualifies for quick repairs, or if it’s finally time for a replacement. Just like golf, the lower the score, the better!
- 1–2 Points: Repairs should do the trick for now.
- 3–4 Points: Your system might need replacement in the near future.
- 5–7 Points: You are in dire need of replacement services.
At Comfort Incorporated, we keep your family safe, healthy, and comfortable—call today, service today!