Why Spring is Often Ideal for Heater ReplacementWe’re firmly finished with winter and onto the warmer parts of the year in Utah, and some homeowners assume they can simply stop thinking about their furnace or heater until fall comes. And while heating is indeed less of a concern during the spring and summer, did you know that spring is often an ideal time to consider replacing a furnace or heater that’s nearing the end of its lifespan? At Airtime Heating & Cooling, we’re happy to offer heater replacement service to our clients at any time of year, along with basic AC and furnace repair services to cover your entire HVAC system no matter which season we’re in. Why is spring often a sneaky-good time to consider such a replacement, and what are some signs your system might be giving you that now is the time for this decision? Here are some general tips to be aware of.
Time and Money SavingsFor starters, you’d be surprised how much time and money you can save by arranging furnace replacement in spring. For one, furnace replacement schedules tend to be far less filled at this time of year, meaning you’re more likely to get your ideal appointment time range within a few days of calling for an appointment. You also might be able to get good deals on installation or even sales, as some manufacturers offer discounts on furnaces during their slower season. Additionally, choosing the spring offers you more time flexibility on your end. If you decide to wait on signs that replacement is needed, you could suddenly be staring at a late-fall cold front – and all of a sudden, furnace replacement appointments are much harder to get. Taking the time to cover this area now allows you a full range of product choices, plus ensures you aren’t chasing the game.
Maintaining ComfortAnother benefit of replacing the heater during spring is the comfort retention the process offers. We’re mostly past the point where homes need to have their heaters on to keep the temperature comfortable – this means it’s no big deal if our pros have to turn your heating system off for a few hours while we replace the system. If you wait on replacement, however, this process might take place during a cooler period where things won’t be so convenient.
Signs It’s TimeSome general signs your furnace or heating system is giving you that it’s time for replacement:
- Common repairs: If you’re making the same kinds of repairs over and over again, this is a sign that the heater has worn down and needs to be replaced.
- Age: Any furnace or heater that reaches above 15 years of age should at least see replacement considered.
- Lost efficiency: If you notice your HVAC costs rising compared to previous years, or if you can’t seem to get the proper heating levels, this could mean the furnace is worn down and needs a replacement.
- Noises: Finally, some malfunctioning furnaces make loud noises like rattling, clanging or electrical humming, all of which may signal replacement needs.