Your heater provides your family with the warmth they need during the cold winter months here in North Texas. Many of our customers rely on us yearly to ensure their heaters are running optimally and safely. From free evaluations to professional installation, you can depend on us to ensure your heating system is properly sized, operational, and safe.
One of the major reasons we advise you keep your heater up to date is to avoid unnecessary energy expenditure. An outdated system is much less efficient. Also, a heater that is outdated can be a potential fire hazard due to mechanical failure. The only two ways to avoid inefficient heating and mechanical failure are by updating your heater or maintaining it thereafter.
Schedule your installation service by calling us at (817) 631-2507 or filling out our online form.
Signs You Need a New Heating System
Replacement should be strongly considered if:
- Your heater is old: A heating system can last up to 25 years, but if your furnace is older than 15 years and isn’t as reliable, replacing it can be a wise investment. Waiting can leave you without heating during the busy cold season until a contractor is available.
- Rooms are uncomfortable: If you need to constantly adjust the thermostat, yet some rooms are too warm and others are cold, the system may not be heating or distributing air as it was designed to. A properly working system will even out temperatures across your home.
- Frequent repair calls: When several components fail, requiring multiple repairs over a few months, the cost can add up to as much as a new unit. Chances are it is going to fail soon, so it’s best to replace the system before that happens.
- Short cycling: If the heating system is going on and off in short increments, the heat exchanger may be overheating. The system will shut down in response. Short cycling is a serious problem and makes your heater much less efficient.
- Noise: A banging, rattling, or squealing heater is one with serious problems. Loud noise can indicate motor, blower, or compressor issues. Replacing these components can be expensive, so it’s often better to replace the system for various reasons.
- Rising utility costs: A heater loses efficiency with age. And, just by running longer to reach the same temperature, it can increase your gas or electric bill. An efficient new heating unit can lower utilities enough that it eventually pays for itself.
We Provide a Variety of Heating Systems to Fit Your Unique Needs
Our factory-trained technicians have the skills and experience to select the right heater for your home and install it with professional care. Whether you have an electric or gas furnace, they can address any issue, whether the unit is not heating properly, the pilot light is out, the furnace makes noise, or there are fume-like odors. They will also suggest when to get a new heating unit. If it is expensive to fix and/or is near the end of its service life, replacement can be more cost-effective. Oftentimes we can install a more energy-efficient unit.
We provide expert heat pump service as well. Our technicians can install and repair water source, air-to-air, and geothermal heat pumps, and their components. Heat pumps are effective at moving heat to where it is needed. Regular service keeps these systems running reliably and ensures you get the most out of them.
How Often Should I Replace My Heater?
You should replace your heater every 10 to 15 years depending on various factors. The better you have maintained your heater over the years, the longer it can last.
How Often Should I Do Maintenance on My Heater?
You should do maintenance on your heater at least once a year. If you can do it twice a year, during the spring and fall, that would be ideal. Keeping your heater maintained will help reduce your energy bill and can extend the life of your heating system.
Our HVAC technicians specialize in heaters. At The AC Hero, we have over 20 years of experience installing new heaters and providing heater maintenance. Financing options are available so you can pay for installation and service over time.
Call us today at (817) 631-2507 or contact us online for help and/or to schedule an appointment.