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4 Signs That It Might Be Time To Consider a New Heater to Outlast the Winter Season

December 27th, 2017

Have you been wondering if it might be time for a new heater? If you suspect that your heater might be on its last legs, then it’s probably time to start shopping around. At Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating, Inc., we know that replacing a heater can be a major expense, so we work hard to deliver competitive prices on all of the heaters we sell. Yet before you run out to shop, we recommend looking and listening for a few signs that it might be time to consider a new heater to outlast the winter season.

  1. Strange sounds

If you hear odd noises when you turn your heater on or off, then it might be a sign that you need a new one. Lots of rattling, popping, or banging can indicate a major heater issue. Most of the time, noises mean that your heater is about to give out. As soon as you hear any odd noises coming from your heater, give Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating, Inc. a call. We specialize in repairing and replacing hot water heaters in Philadelphia.

  1. Odd smells

It’s normal to smell something when you turn on your heater for the first time all season. Yet if the smell persists or if it gets worse, then you need to call in the experts. Anything that smells musty or burnt is a sign that your heater has a serious problem. If you begin noticing odd smells, or if you just want to have someone check to make sure that your heater is working properly, give Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating, Inc. a call.

  1. Age

As a general rule, we suggest that you have your heater replaced if it’s over ten years old. Even if it’s been running great for years without any issues, it’s usually just a matter of time before it goes. As your heater gets older, the components will generally start to malfunction. At Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating, Inc., we can help you find a replacement heater in no time. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, especially when your warmth depends on it.

  1. Higher bills

If you begin to notice that your utility bills are getting higher, then it’s probably time to look into a heater replacement. Different parts of your heater use specific amounts of electricity. For example, the fan and the blower motor use an excess of electricity. If they aren’t working properly, then you’ll likely see an increase in your bills. If you decide that you need to have a

heating repair in Philadelphia, PA, then count on Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating, Inc. We can get you warmed up again quickly.


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