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Our Guide to Repairing or Replacing Your Heater

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One of the hardest parts about being a heater owner is that you need to decide when you’re ready to have the system replaced or repaired. There’s no class in high school or accurate guides available these days that can tell you exactly the information you’re looking for, which is why we’re looking to change that.

We’re going to use a nifty point system to determine whether your heater should be repaired or replaced. If you score low enough on the point scale, then your heater is probably fine for a targeted repair and routine maintenance every year. If it scores high enough, then you might make a more cost-effective decision by investing in heater replacement in Westlake, OH.

Ultimately, the choice is yours. But who says we can’t be along with you every step of the way to ensure you make the best choice?

Point by Point

We’re going to make this very easy. We’ll list out all of the things that can signal problems with your heater and assign a point value. Then, as you read through our list, it will become very clear that depending on how many things seem familiar, your heater might need repairs or replacement.

  • Age (3 Points). An aging heating system is one of the clearest signs that you need replacement services. Even if your heater doesn’t really run into any issues, all furnaces and heat pumps are only built to last up to 15 years or so. After that, repairs will become much more frequent, expensive, and you’ll likely experience some breakdowns. Let’s avoid that by getting your heater replaced.
  • Frequent Repairs (2 Points). We love hearing from our reoccurring customers, but we don’t want them to spend their vacation money on repairing their heater year after year. We want to help you save, and if you’re constantly needing our help with repairs, then there might be something wrong that can only be resolved by a replacement.
  • Poor Comfort (1 Point). While it’s important that your heater provides optimal comfort to your home, be careful. Bad comfort levels might mean that your heater needs to be repaired. Or, perhaps you’ve tried to get it repaired already and it should be replaced because it’s just not doing its job properly.
  • Poor Efficiency (1 Point). If your heater isn’t working efficiently, then you’re likely spending more money on it month after month. This can also be fixed with targeted, professional repairs when they’re called for quickly. Though, if your system is nearing the end of its lifespan, it will start to wane in efficiency no matter what we try to repair.

The Verdict

Well, let’s see what you scored!

1–2 Points: Get Your Heater Fixed!

We can probably get your heater back on track with targeted repairs and routine maintenance if you’re only experiencing these problems. This is good news, and we’re glad to help where we can.

3–5 Points: Consider Replacement Soon

While your system might still technically “work just fine,” it’s nearing replacement. Contact us so we can talk about long-term solutions going forward.

6–7 Points: Your System Needs to Be Replaced!

Your system absolutely should be replaced if you’re checking off all the boxes on this list. Don’t live another minute in subpar comfort, cost, and efficiency.

Call Westland Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule replacement today.

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