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Which Kind of Heating Systems Require the Most Repairs?

Today’s heating systems are some of the most durable ever available, but that doesn’t mean that they’ll be repair-free. Every system will need repair at some point, but level of use and system type often dictates what kind of repairs you may have to deal with. One of the most important aspects of any kind of heating system repair is knowing you have a reliable heating services company in Hilton Head to call any time, any day. The trained experts at AAction Air are available 365 days a year, so if you are experiencing any kind of heating issue, call us today.

Moving Parts

As a general rule, heating systems with more moving parts can be somewhat more prone to repair than those with less parts. Furnaces tend to have more moving parts than other systems because they have a blower assembly (heat pumps can, too); systems like boilers using piping to deliver heat, so they have less moving parts. The more moving parts you have, the greater the chance something can break down.

Level of Use

If you have a boiler or furnace, you’ll use your system for 4-6 months during the year, and then your system gets a rest. However, if you have any kind of system that uses a heat pump, including ductless and geothermal systems, your heat pump will run year-round. More use can mean more repairs simply because your system runs more frequently.

Lifespan

Lifespan plays a role in repairs because as systems age, their ability to perform decreases. The average lifespan of a combustion system is 15-20 years; heat pumps average 20-25 years, and electric furnaces average 20-30 years. While these lifespans can vary a bit, they give you an ability to measure when your system may be more prone to developing problems.

Maintenance

Performing yearly maintenance can help extend the life and prevent repairs of any heating system. This is because maintenance is a full tune-up for your heater in which it is cleaned, adjusted and lubricated as needed. Maintenance allows your system to work optimally and maintain good working order, which can help extend its life and prevent repairs.

Every heating system in Hilton Head will need heating services at some point; choosing a heating system for your home depends more on the needs of your home and family than planning for repair work.

If you are having trouble deciding on which heating system to install in your home, contact AAction Air today and schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

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