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Should You Replace Your Heater in 2024?


As a homeowner, you understand the importance of keeping your HVAC system in top condition. In January, many homeowners start thinking about the year ahead and planning their home improvement projects. A common concern is knowing when it's time to start thinking about your heating system and whether or not it's time for a replacement.

At Moe Plumbing Services, our HVAC experts are here to help you make that decision. There are several reasons to consider replacing your heater, and in this blog post, we take a look at some key ones. We will also provide tips on how to choose a new furnace for your home, emphasizing that we can help you select the make and model that is right for your needs.

Is It Time for a New Furnace?

One of the biggest reasons to consider replacing your heater is age. If your unit is over 15 years old, it may not be working as efficiently as it used to, leading to higher energy bills, suboptimal performance, and reduced indoor air quality. Older units can also be prone to breakdowns and require more frequent repairs. By upgrading to a newer, more efficient heater, you can save money on your energy bills and avoid costly repairs.

Another reason to consider a heater replacement is chronic issues with your existing system. If you're constantly dealing with breakdowns, you are likely spending more money than you should be on repairs, making a new heater a more cost-effective option.

Finally, if you plan to sell your home in the next year or two, a new HVAC system can also be a selling point. Potential buyers want to avoid dealing with significant household expenses right after buying a home. This means a home with an old, outdated system may be less attractive to them. Instead, buyers want a system that they know will be energy-efficient, reliable, and save them money in the long run.

Other signs your furnace should be replaced include:

  • Uneven heating: If some rooms in your house are warmer than others, it may indicate that your furnace can't distribute heat evenly anymore.
  • Frequent cycling: If your heater frequently turns on and off, it may be struggling to maintain the desired temperature.
  • Increase in dust or dry air: An old, inefficient system can lead to an increase in dust, dry air, or other airborne particles.
  • Visible rust or cracks: If you notice any visible rust, cracks, or fraying on the unit, it's usually a clear sign that it's time for a replacement.

Tips for Choosing a New Furnace

When choosing a new furnace for your home, there are several factors to consider, such as your home size, efficiency ratings, and fuel type. At Moe Plumbing Services, we can help you choose the make and model that is right for your home based on your unique needs. We offer a variety of brands and models, so you can be sure to find one that fits your budget.

It's important to remember that a heater replacement is an investment in your home and your family's comfort. By upgrading to a newer, more efficient unit, you can save money on your energy bills, avoid costly repairs, and increase the value of your home.

Contact Moe Plumbing Services today to schedule an appointment with one of our furnace installation experts to find out if 2024 is, indeed, the right year for a heater replacement.