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Heater Replacement 101: What You Need to Know

Posted by Scott Mise | 12.30.2013

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The season of cold, ice, and snow is quickly approaching, and if your system is older or malfunctioning, then a heater replacement may be an inevitable part of your near future. So here’s a crash course so that you will be prepared to make that transition as smooth and as painless as possible.

The first item on your list should be to determine your particular size requirements. Our technicians can figure this out for you by calculating the cubic feet of your home, taking into account any aspects that might affect the distribution of air, such as large windows or high ceilings.

Once you know the size needed to keep your home comfortable, you will need to choose the right model for your home. Again, the expertise of our experienced AiRCO technicians will help to facilitate the decision process. They are familiar with many different brands and models and they can advise you on the advantages and disadvantages of potential units, as well as which options and extras are available and may be helpful for your household.

Replacing your system doesn’t always require new ducts. If your ductwork needs to be replaced, then your technician will generate a plan to maximize circulation, but if the existing ductwork is fine, then now is a great time to have the ducts inspected and any holes or leaks repaired.

If you need help in order to finance your next heater replacement, take heart. Banks, credit unions, and even some utility companies offer loans for this very purpose. Additionally, your power provider may have information regarding possible rebates and tax breaks that may apply to your situation. Our heating and cooling technicians can help you with this process as well.

So if your system is ready for an update, then call one of our AiRCO technicians at 512.634.8049. We can make sure that you and your household remain warm and cozy all winter long.