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10 Reasons Why You Should Update Your Heater

The time of year has arrived when we have all become dependent upon our heaters in the Tri-State Area. Without a properly functioning heater, it could be a long and uncomfortable winter, and we wouldn’t want you to be left out in the cold!

To be prepared for the chilly months ahead, here are 10 reasons for updating your heater units and some tips for how to update old heaters.

1. Prevent an Untimely Breakdown

There’s nothing worse than having a heater break down on you on the coldest day of the year. If your heater is very old or breaks down often, now is a great time for an upgrade.

2. Enjoy a Quieter Heating System

Old heating units can be very noisy and disrupt your sleep and television show watching. Consider upgrading to a newer quiet model that doesn’t bang and squeal like your current one does.

3. Try Out Smart Features

New furnaces also come with high-tech features that you’ll love, such as user-friendly controls, monitors, and integrated systems to make your life easier and more convenient.

4. Save Money on Heating Costs

A huge reason to make a new heater investment now is to save money on your long-term heating costs. Energy efficient models may cost more up-front but save you hundreds of dollars in the years to come.

5. Conserve Energy for the Environment

Today’s modern heaters are much more efficient than older heating units. By upgrading, you will save energy and do your part to conserve environmental resources.

6. Avoid Costly Repairs

Heater repair costs can really add up during the busy winter season. However, good heating units shouldn’t need maintenance more than once a year. If the cost of your annual repairs is approaching half the cost of the unit itself, it’s time for an upgrade.

7. Feel More Comfortable

No one likes to be cold and shivering in his or her own house. An early winter heater upgrade is a great way to feel more cozy and comfortable until springtime.

8. Get More Humidity in Your Home

Winter air is notoriously dry, which makes your house feel colder than it really is. Quality heating units have built-in humidifier functions to balance the humidity for the benefit of your skin, breathing, furniture, and hardwood floors.

9. Improve Your Home’s Air Quality

More generally, a well-functioning heater can improve the air quality of your home. This means less pet dander, mold, and dust to aggravate your allergies.

10. Make Your Home Safer

Safety is another to reason for updating heating units because older units are prone to deadly carbon monoxide build-up due to leaks.

How to Update Old Heaters

The process required for updating old heaters depends on the type of model you currently have and the new models you are looking at. For how to update baseboard heaters, for example, it might involve turning off power to the heater, removing the old heater from the wall, and setting a new baseboard heater in its place before wiring it in a similar way to the previous one.

At Central Plumbing Specialties we carry a wide selection of heating supplies to get you ready for winter. Contact us to learn more or stop by one of our New York locations to pick up the supplies you need and speak to our heating specialists.

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