Here in Mentor, OH, residents depend on their heaters to keep them warm and comfortable all winter long. And when something goes wrong, they turn to Anderson Heating & Cooling time and again because of our 5-star customer service and 30 plus years in business. Put us in your contact list and call us when you need heating help.
If you're not getting the hot water you need, think about upgrading to a tankless water heater for unlimited hot water.
How To Know When To Get A New Heater
One question many homeowners ask is, "When should I replace my heater?" It's a good question because a new central heater is an expensive investment, and you want to make sure you're getting the right model and not replacing something when all it needs are repairs. Here are common signs that your heater needs replaced.
- Your furnace has reached the end of its life: Most heaters and furnaces have lifespans of about 20 years, and after that time, you're better off replacing it than throwing money away in repairs.
- The frequency and cost of repairs have increased: If you're repairing your heater more frequently, and the costs of those repairs are going up, consider putting that money towards a new, reliable unit.
- Your heating bills have risen dramatically: As your heater ages, it becomes less efficient, which means it works harder to keep your home warm. Harder work means higher energy bills. A new, high-efficiency furnace will pay you back with the money you save on your energy bill.
If you're still not sure whether it's time to replace your heater or not, call Anderson Heating & Cooling and let us inspect your system and recommend the best course of action.
Which Heater Is Right For You?
If you're in the market for a new heater, you'll no doubt wonder what size you should get. Getting the wrong heater means either not getting enough heat, or paying more than you should. Here's how to know which size heater to get. Bigger homes require more BTUs to heat, and here are some basic guides to get you started.
- 1,200 sq. ft. home needs 36,000-72,000 BTUs
- 1,500 sq. ft. home needs 45,000-90,000
- 1,800 sq. ft. home needs 54,000-108,000 BTUs
- 2,100 sq. ft. home needs 63,000-126,000 BTUs
- 2,400 sq. ft. home needs 72,000-144,000 BTUs
While the above numbers are just a starting point, it's best to discuss your home heating needs with your professional HVAC contractor to get the right system.
If you suspect your heat pump is failing, check out our heat pump services and then call for an appointment.
Signs Of A Bad Heater
The last thing you want when winter arrives is for your heater to give out. Fortunately, most heaters give plenty of warning that they're in bad shape before they fail. Here are some warning signs you shouldn't ignore.
- Age: A furnace or heater that's over 20 years old is at the end of its life and needs replacing.
- Lack of comfort: If you're not comfortable in your house — either too hot or too cold — your heater may not be able to meet the demand anymore.
- Poor airflow: Poor airflow throughout the house means your heater can't push the air the way it should and may need replacing.
- Yellow instead of blue flame: If you have a gas furnace, yellow flame means the furnace is creating carbon, which can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Call us right away if you notice any of the above signs and ask about our heater replacement service.