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What to Consider for a Heater Installation
There are many things to consider when installing a heater. Some of these considerations include the size of the unit, energy efficiency, and climate. Many people assume that when purchasing a heater, it is best to buy the biggest one there is. This method, however, is not always the best option. An improperly sized heater will be wasteful of energy, no matter its efficiency rating. A heater that’s too small will stay on continually trying to reach its target temperature, and a heater that’s too large will short-cycle and drain power from constantly re-starting. You will need a heat load calculation done in your home to find the right size. A more efficient heater will mean savings on your energy bills, but high-efficiency systems usually cost more to install. You’ll need to consider your long-term budget plans to find the heater with ideal efficiency. Along with this, it is also important to consider the overall climate of your area before choosing a unit to install. Our Customer Care Specialist can help you when making these decisions.
Recognizing the Need for Heater Replacement
Given the amount of work that a heater must do regularly, it is no surprise it may struggle from time to time. Nevertheless, even though one repair here or there is expected, lots of troubleshooting should be a major warning sign. When a heater has been working hard for many years, it will eventually need to be replaced.
Some of the signals that a heater should be replaced include:
- Loud, obnoxious noises such as clattering, banging, hissing, or crackling
- Continual cycling on and off on its own
- Unpleasant smells like corroded metal, burning plastic, or smoldering mold
- The inability to distribute warm air properly
- Vents that do not produce enough airflow
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Why Being Proactive in Heater Replacement Is Important
Neither homeowners nor business managers are very eager to invest in heater replacements given that the price of these units can be costly. With that being said, if the unit is beginning to malfunction and continues to do so despite minor troubleshooting, replacement may be the best option. Since the system will never fix itself, those problems will have long-term consequences with a big price tag. For example, a broken-down heat exchanger can cost anywhere between $2000 and $4000. Having to replace part after part is much less cost-effective than simply investing in a new heater.
A final benefit of replacing one’s heating system is that it will immediately raise the market value of the property. Anyone trying to sell their house or business will greatly benefit from these increased profits. Speak to one of our technicians at Vagovic Heating & Air Conditioning to learn even more advantages of proactive heater replacement.
Get in touch with our skilled experts today at (706) 607-6558 or talk to a dependable technician online for any heating installation and replacement in Augusta.
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