There’s nothing more frustrating than a home heating unit that goes on the fritz consistently or, worse, stops functioning entirely in the dead of winter. That’s why it’s a good idea for homeowners to schedule routine inspections and preventative maintenance visits before the winter sets in. If the unit is severely worn or damaged or is just nearing the end of its expected usable lifespan, they’ll have the chance to replace it before the unit causes serious problems.

Benefits of Choosing an Energy-Efficient Heating Unit

Not all homeowners wait until their current heating units are on their last legs to upgrade to new ones. Some consider efficiency above all else. In many cases, replacing an inefficient, aging heater can save homeowners money in the long run by keeping their monthly bills low. Energy improvement rebates may also be available to help offset the cost of the upgrade. Suppose a heating unit is nearing the end of its expected lifespan. In that case, it often makes more sense to consider energy-efficient alternatives than to wait until it breaks down and leaves the family without heat in the middle of the winter.