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Already Worried Your Heater Won’t Make It Through the Winter?

furnace-oldYou arrived at this blog post because you’re fretting. It’s almost winter, outdoor temperatures are falling, and you feel uncertain that your home’s heating system is up to the job of keeping your family warm until spring.

We can understand this worry. But we also can say with confidence that you don’t need to worry. You have our excellent team for any heating repair in Buford, GA you might need during the coming winter, and we also handle the maintenance service to prevent most repairs. 

However, Let’s Talk: Why Are You Worried About Your Heater’s Future?

We hope we’ve calmed your nerves a bit. But there’s more to talk about. Specifically, why you have doubts about your heater getting through the winter. Is it because… 

  • The heater is really old? How old? This is important to know, and if you aren’t certain, check on the inside panel of the system to find the manufacturer’s date. If the heater is over 15 years old, then it’s good you came to us, because the system is probably ready to retire. The lifespan of a heater depends on its type: a heat pump can go for 10–15 years, a gas furnace for around 15, and an electric furnace for a bit longer. That puts 15 years as an important milestone. If you have a furnace this old, we recommend you call us to check on it and tell you if it’s still in shape for a few more years or if it’s time to put in a new one.
  • The heater had a rotten winter last year? If last winter you needed to repair the heater, or it wasn’t heating the home as well as you expected, then there’s some cause for concern. Keeping up with regular maintenance (we’ll talk more about this below) will help. During maintenance, we’ll be able to tell if the heater needs more repair work before winter.
  • The heater costs much more to run? This is often a sign the heater needs repair service. In the case of an old heater, it’s likely an indication it’s time to replace it. 
  • You’ve already run it and it isn’t working well? If this is the case, don’t delay: call us for repairs. No reason to worry about it when we can help.

Heating Maintenance in Fall Is Critical

If you’re concerned about your heater’s winter performance but haven’t yet scheduled its annual fall maintenance appointment, do that first. This is the essential step for ensuring a heating system works at its best over the season. We offer maintenance through our Comfort Club, and when we come to your home to inspect your heating system, we’ll be able to tell you if the heater needs to have any repairs before winter, as well as offer an expert opinion about whether an older heater is ready to be replaced. If we find nothing wrong, the cleanings and adjustments we’ll do for the heater will help ease your concerns about its coming seasonal performance. 

At Snellville Heating, Air and Plumbing, Your Comfort Is OUR Business! Call us for heating service in the Snellville, GA area.

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