Not only is Service Wizard team experts in AC repair and installation, we’re also specialists in Austin heater installation and replacement. Our team will come to your home, assess your current and help you pick the right heater or furnace for your needs.
It’s hard to know if it’s time for a new heater. Trust us, you don’t want to find that out on the first, cold night in Austin. Here are few common signs that you need a new heater:
- Several repairs throughout the season – Have you recently called an AC and heating company to repair your heater? Another repair might be more costly and less efficient than an entirely new system. Service Wizard will take a look at the cost of your repairs versus the cost of a new system and make sure you are getting the best deal.
- Strange noises – It’s common to hear your system turning on and shutting off, but more noises beyond that are not normal. If you hear loud rattling or banging sounds, you could have an issue with the motor. If you’re hearing high squeals, you could have an issue with the compressor. Our team will assess the situation and let you know if it’s time for a heater replacement.
- Your system is short cycling – Have you noticed your system turning on and off over and over for short periods of time? That is called short cycling, and it’s not an efficient way for your system to run. It’s often a telltale sign that it’s time for your system to be replaced.
- High utility bills – If you are noticing higher electricity bills in the winter, your system might be losing efficiency. Furnaces and HVAC systems are less efficient as they age. The cost of the heater replacement will eventually be made up with lower monthly bills.
What is the difference between a furnace and a heater?
A heater is a catch-all, broad term for the mechanism used to heat your home or space. A furnace is a specific appliance/tool used to accomplish the goal of heating your home. The furnace is the primary source of central heating. The furnace sends air into the different rooms in your home.
If you are thinking it might be time to replace your heating system, let our expert team at Service Wizard help you make the right decision. We will present all options and make sure you are getting the best deal and best service. If you are needing heater replacement in Austin, Georgetown, Round Rock or surrounding areas, contact Service Wizard!