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  • Now or Later? When Should You Replace Your Heater?

    Torrance, CA enjoys mild winters like a lot of Southern Calfornia, and that can make for an interesting dilemma when the time comes to replace it. Back east, if an old heater breaks down before spring arrives, you have to replace it. The weather is simply too cold otherwise. But here in So Cal, a heater that’s on its last legs might be able to limp through until spring, giving you the time to make the change at a more leisurely pace. In the end, only you can make that decision, but here are a few guidelines to help you make that choice.

    • What is the exact condition of the heater? You should never try to run a broken heating system under any circumstances, and if yours won’t function, you should consider replacing it immediately. On the other hand, it may simply be inefficient — costing you more in monthly bills than you might want to pay, but otherwise functioning fine. In those cases, you might be able to wait a few months until the weather warms up before scheduling a replacement.
    • How comfortable is your house without heating? Houses with insulation and other amenities can often stay warm without regular heating. If your comfort or safety is in question, you shouldn’t hesitate to replace the system, but luckily, So Cal’s weather can be gentle in the winter months.
    • Do you have the resources to handle replacement now? This means more than money. A replacement heater is a big investment and you want to commit the time to studying your options, making a selection and scheduling the installation. That may be a little easier in the spring than in the winter.

    Whether now or in the future, you can always turn to AZ Air Conditioning and Heating for high-quality heating installation and replacement services!

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