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Do You Know When You Need a New Heater?

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When the weather inside is frightful and nothing is delightful, you might need a new heating system.

Don’t wake up one morning with ice on your rafters and Jack Frost nipping at your nose. Instead, take the following advice from your Brooklyn heating experts at Petri Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Drain Cleaning on the best time to invest in a new system:

1.     You Need Frequent Repairs

If your system regularly needs costly repairs, it may be time to consider a new heating system. Every system needs repairs occasionally, but it should not be frequent.

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2.     You Often Adjust the Thermostat

If your home will not keep a constant temperature, it could be a sign of larger issues. If you’re forever fiddling with the thermostat, it may be a sign of a failing system.

3.     Your Heat Runs for a Short Time

If your heater runs for a brief time, stops and then starts again, your HVAC system needs attention. This “short-cycling” could indicate your heater isn’t big enough for your space or has a mechanical issue.

4.     Your Heater Makes Odd Noises

If you hear banging or knocking from your heater, don’t ignore it. This could just be the sounds of an old system, but it could be a dangerous sign. A loud gunshot sound when it comes on could mean a cracked heat exchange. And that means you could be exposed to a dangerous carbon monoxide leak.

5.     Your System is Old

If you had your heating system installed more than 15 years ago, it could be nearing the end of its life cycle. Even if you’re not currently having issues with your system, now is a good time to shop for a new one. You don’t want to get stuck on the coldest day of the year without heat when it does decide to fail.

6.     Your Bills are Too High

Even with energy costs increasing, you may notice that your bills are significantly higher. If that is the case, it may be time to trade in your old heating system for a newer, more efficient model. A new system can save homeowners up to 10% every year on utility bills by upgrading to an energy-efficient heating system.

If your heating system falls into one or more of these categories, now is the best time to shop for a new furnace or boiler.

At Petri, we want to make sure your family stays warm all winter. Call us today at (718) 748-1254, and we’ll help you decide on the best heater for your home. Our skilled team will work with you to make the process painless and get your family comfortable again.

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