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Should You Repair or Replace Your Heater?

It’s the middle of winter and you notice that your home isn’t heating quite as well as it should.

Before you fork over unnecessary amounts of money, ask yourself 2 quick questions to determine if you should repair or replace your heating unit.

Was your unit built before 1992?

Yes – Consider replacement. At this age, your unit is only doing about half the job. As a general rule, you want to replace a unit once it’s completed 75 percent of it’s expected life. While a new unit may be pricey, it’ll be operating much more efficiently which saves you money in the long run.

No – You should be fine with a repair, as long as the repair isn’t an indicator of more costly breakdowns to come. Have a qualified heating repair professional you trust give you an honest assessment of the job at hand. If you’re still unsure, second opinions are always a good idea.

Do you have to replace the heat exchanger?

Yes – Consider replacement. Numerous heating and air conditioning resources equate this repair to a heart transplant. If your heat exchanger is damaged, there’s a good chance adjoining parts will need replacement within the next couple years. You can avoid numerous costly repairs by replacing the unit as a whole.

Of course, these guidelines are simplified a good deal. If you aren’t sure about your specific situation, it’s better to call a professional to scope out the situation. Call JMAC Heating & Air Conditioning at 702.227.5622 today for more information about heating repair in your area!

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