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  • Writer's pictureBill Doar

How Do You Know It's Time To Replace Your Heaters?

As the crisp air begins to hint at the upcoming winter, many multi-family and apartment owners in Texas and turning up the heat, hoping for that cozy warmth for their tenants. But what if your trusty heaters aren’t so trusty anymore?

Recognizing when it's time for heater replacements can save you from a chilly surprise when the cold breezes and chilly nights are officially here. Let's explore five telltale signs to look out for – keep reading!

1. Heater Age

If your heaters have seen more winters than you can count on both hands, it’s likely time for a replacement. Most heaters have a 15 to 20-year lifespan, so if yours is approaching or has surpassed this milestone, it’s a good idea to begin shopping for new heaters.

2. Rising Energy Bills

Texas winters are notoriously unpredictable, but if you notice your energy bills climbing higher than the Rockies, even when you haven’t touched the thermostat, you have a revelatory sign of decreased efficiency. Older heaters have to work harder, consuming more energy to produce the same amount of heat.

3. Frequent Repairs

Regularly scheduled maintenance is essential for the long-term efficiency and effectiveness of your home’s heating solutions, while BCS can help with this, if you've had to call in technicians for multiple climate system issues, it's clear that your heater is struggling. Constant repairs not only drain your wallet but indicate that your heater is nearing its end of life.

4. Uneven Heating

Have your tenants noticed cold or drafty areas while walking from a toasty living room into a freezing bedroom? Uneven heating is a common sign of a failing heater. Your units should feel consistently comfortable throughout, no matter the weather outside.

5. Strange Noises

A heater should hum along quietly without giving it a second thought, but it's time to take a closer look if your tenants are hearing bangs, pops, or rattles. Hearing more than just the sound of a roaring fire could indicate serious issues with your heater's internal components.

Our winters are beautiful, but they can also be cold. If you’re noticing any of the issues mentioned above or start to feel a chill, reach out to our team here at BCS Service Pros to bid your old heaters farewell and invest in new, more efficient models.

Mike Trombley

Owner, BCS Service Pros

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