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Missoula Heating Replacement

Heating Installation Experts Serving Western Montana

Even with careful care and optimal operating conditions, there comes a point when even the most durable heating equipment will start to show its age and begin to work less efficiently. Recognizing the signs that your heating equipment may need to be replaced is crucial for maintaining a comfortable, energy-efficient, and safe home environment.

If your heating system is having a hard time keeping you warm and comfortable, it may be time to consider replacing it. At Anderson’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, our team has offered dependable Missoula heating replacement services for over 45 years. Our technicians can help assess the health of your current equipment, advise whether a replacement is necessary, and walk you through the best, most energy-efficient models available today. Then, our skilled installation technicians can get your new system up and running with minimal disruption to your home.

We are confident we can help find the right heating solution for you, which is why we offer a satisfaction guarantee. Call (406) 296-5833 or contact us online to schedule a consultation today.

Signs You Need to Replace Heating Equipment

If your heating equipment is not working as well as it should, you may be wondering if repairs or a total replacement is the best path forward. Several warning signs can signal it's probably better to replace your heating equipment, and being aware of these red flags can save you from discomfort and unexpected expenses. Our Missoula heating replacement experts can evaluate your equipment and recommend whether it makes more sense to invest in a new system versus continuing to pay for repairs.

Consider the following factors when assessing whether you need to explore replacing your heating system:

  • Increased energy bills. When heating systems age, their efficiency plummets, requiring more energy to provide the same level of warmth. A noticeable uptick in energy consumption and bills, despite similar usage patterns, often signals the inefficiency of an aging heater. This inefficiency is likely to worsen over time.
  • Frequent repairs. An increase in the frequency and cost of repairs is a clear sign that your heating equipment is past its prime. When breakdowns become more common and parts replacement does not offer a lasting solution, it may be more cost-effective to invest in new equipment.
  • Inconsistent heating. Older systems may struggle to maintain consistent temperatures or may produce uneven heating with noticeable cold spots in the house. This inconsistency can indicate that the system is struggling to distribute air properly due to age or wear.
  • Strange noises or smells. Unusual sounds (such as banging, rattling, or squeaking) or odd smells emanating from the heating system can both indicate mechanical problems. These sensory warnings are often the first sign that components are failing and that replacement may be necessary.
  • Age of the equipment. The typical lifespan of a well-maintained heating system ranges between 15 to 20 years. If your system is within or beyond this age range, its efficiency and reliability will decrease significantly, making replacement a wise choice for ensuring comfort and safety.
  • Safety concerns. Older heating systems, especially those that burn fuel, can pose safety risks due to the potential for carbon monoxide leaks or fire hazards. Modern systems have improved safety features and are designed with more rigorous safety standards in mind.

What Type of Heating System Is Right for Me?

Deciding on the right type of heating system for your home involves evaluating several factors, including climate, home size, and energy efficiency preferences. The market offers various modern options, each with unique benefits and considerations. 

When you work with Anderson’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, our team will provide tailored advice based on your unique situation. We can offer insights into the best system to meet your heating needs, balancing upfront costs with efficiency and long-term energy savings.

Our Missoula heating repair services include expert assistance with:

  • Furnaces. Furnaces are one of the most common heating systems in homes today. They work by blowing heated air through ducts that deliver the warm air to rooms throughout the house via air registers or grills. Furnaces can run on various fuel sources, including natural gas, propane, oil, or electricity. Gas furnaces in particular are popular for their efficiency and lower operating costs. When selecting a furnace, considering the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating is crucial, as it indicates the system's energy efficiency by measuring the percentage of fuel converted into usable heat.
  • Heat pumps. Heat pumps are incredibly versatile systems that provide both heating and cooling by transferring heat from one place to another. During the winter, they extract heat from the outdoor air (or ground in the case of geothermal heat pumps) and transfer it inside. In warmer months, the process is reversed. Heat pumps are known for their efficiency, often leading to lower utility bills, but the initial installation cost, especially for geothermal systems, can be higher.
  • Ductless heating. Ductless heating systems, also known as mini-split systems, are an excellent option for homes without traditional ductwork. These systems consist of an outdoor compressor/condenser and one or more indoor air-handling units, connected by a conduit. They are ideal for heating specific areas of a home, offering the advantage of zoned temperature control. Ductless systems are energy-efficient, easy to install, and provide a flexible solution for additions, retrofits, and areas where extending or installing ductwork is not feasible.
  • Geothermal heating. Geothermal heating systems harness the stable temperature of the earth to provide heating, cooling, and even hot water in some systems. By circulating a water-based solution through a buried loop system, these systems efficiently transfer heat to and from the ground. While the upfront cost of installing a geothermal system is significant, the long-term energy savings and low operating costs can make it an appealing investment. 

Worried about the cost of installing a new heating system? We offer flexible financing and payment plans, so call (406) 296-5833 or contact us online to start exploring your options today.

Read What Our Happy Customers Say About Us

  • “I would definitely use them again, and recommend them to any of my friends and family without question. Also, I would like to add that their customer service is amazing. They kept me up-to-date on everything.” - Corinne O.
  • “Anderson’s was at our house within 2 hours and had the problem fixed by the end of the day (including a trip from Florence to Missoula to pick up parts - which they had in stock!) The price was reasonable and their technician (Charles) was profession” - Laurie W.
  • “Everything about your business, is the best!! Thinking seriously of converting whole house to Mitsubishi splits. If I do, it will be with you. Thanks.” - John A.
  • “Most of them are cross trained in at least two or three separate crafts, and are very knowledgeable and friendly.  Will definitely use them again and highly recommended.” - James S.
  • “Ty from Anderson's Heating took such great care of us on a call after hours. He went beyond to get our heat back up and running! I definitely recommend anyone that is in need call Anderson's.” - Savannah F.
  • “He was a very kind young man and I would recommend him for any person that wants a job done quickly with great professional skills and a reminder that if something were to happen just to let Anderson’s know.” - Addrien M.