Signs It’s Time for Boiler or Furnace Replacement
Now that the weather is warming up, your utility costs may start to level out. While the price of home heating oil and natural gas were way up year over year, your heating costs may have been even higher this winter if it’s nearing the time for boiler or furnace replacement.
But how do you know when that time comes? Let’s take a look.
1.Repairs are Frequent and Getting More Costly
If you’ve had an HVAC company out to make repairs on your boiler or furnace multiple times over the last few years, replacing your heating system can actually save you money in the long run. Leaks, funny noises, and funny smells all lead to repairs, some more costly than others.
If repairs would be more than $5,000 or more than half the cost of boiler or furnace replacement, we will suggest replacement. We will help you determine what size you need, and which manufacturer is offering the best deal. We install products from:
In many cases, if you have central air conditioning (an HVAC split system) we may advise you to replace both your heating and AC components at the same time. That’s because a matched system is more efficient, and will save you money in heating and cooling costs.
But if you just had your central AC unit replaced, we can try and match it as closely as possible with a new furnace from the same manufacturer.
2.You Have an Aging System
Furnaces can last 15-20 years before they need to be replaced. That’s as long as you’ve been making sure to get regular maintenance, you change the filters, etc.
Most boilers will last 15-20 years, and even up to 25 if they’re well taken care of. If your boiler is approaching aging out, it may be time to consider a replacement. With age comes corrosion, at least when it comes to your boiler.
If you’re the original owner of the house, you know how old the unit is. If you bought a previously owned house, it’s safe to assume the furnace or boiler is as old as the home. You can also look for a sticker or metal tag on the furnace or boiler that has a serial number.
Many manufacturers list the year first, or the month and year. Try Googling the manufacturer and words “serial number” and you’ll likely find articles and videos telling you where to find the serial number and what the numbers mean.
If you notice that your heating bills have skyrocketed, and not just from the rising fuel costs, it’s because your older unit is not as efficient as it once was. This can be a sign of a failing system, and it’s time to think hard about replacing it before it goes out on you altogether.
Paying for Boiler or Furnace Replacement
You will need to pay us for our labor at the time of installation. However, you may be able to finance the cost of your boiler or furnace replacement through the manufacturer. Once we’ve determined what size unit(s) you need, we can help you determine which equipment and offer is best for you.
New heating systems are far more energy-efficient than systems from even 10 years ago. If you opt for a high-efficiency system, it could last up to 30 years! Especially if you sign up for one of our HVAC Maintenance Plans, to help ensure your system is always running at peak performance.
Schedule Boiler or Furnace Repair or Replacement
When you call to schedule an appointment, we’ll ask you a few questions about what’s going on with your boiler or furnace. Our HVAC technician who comes to your home will run some diagnostics and determine if repairs make sense financially.