Questions To Help You Determine If You Should Have A Heater Installed

You may have recently moved into a home without a heater. Or, you may have been making do without a heater in your home so far. However, there are some reasons why you should seriously consider getting one. You can ask yourself the questions here, and the way you answer them can help you see that having a heater installed would be beneficial to you, your family, your pets, and even your home. 

Do you have an elderly or chronically ill household member?

You may be willing to chance making it through a winter without heating if it's just you in the house, you don't feel it really gets that cold, and you are a healthy adult. However, if you have an elderly household member or anyone else in the home who has health concerns, then you need to make sure the home stays above 65°F. If the home gets colder than this, then they will be at risk of becoming very ill or getting hypothermia. 

Do you live where the temperature gets below freezing?

If you live where the temperature gets colder than 32°F, then this means you live where the temperature gets to the point of freezing. If you keep your family and pets in a home where the temperature gets to freezing, then you are putting everyone at risk of getting hypothermia at that point. 

Also, another reason why you would really need to consider having a heater installed in your home is to avoid serious plumbing problems. If you don't keep your home warm enough, then the pipes can freeze. If they freeze, then they can also burst and this can leave you dealing with a horrible plumbing emergency. Not only will you need to have an emergency plumber come out, but you may have a lot of work to do very quickly to prevent your home and belongings from getting water damaged. 

Do you have any chronic pain issues?

If you have been injured, or you have other health issues going on that leave you dealing with chronic pain now, then you really want to consider having a heater installed. Once the weather gets colder, and you are trying to get out of bed without heating, you may be surprised by how much worse your pain can be. Some examples of chronic pain issues that don't tend to do well in the cold include back pains, arthritis, bad knees, and anything else of this nature. 


Once you get a heater installed in your home, it will become a much more comfortable home during the wintertime. You will be glad you made the decision to get a heating system.

For more information on heater installation, contact a company like Dr HVAC, Inc.