Is it time to replace my furnace?
A properly installed heating oil, natural gas, or propane furnace will last 15 years or more if it is professionally maintained. But, eventually, even well-maintained equipment will wear down – and if you wait too long to replace it, you may find yourself throwing good money on old, inefficient heating equipment.
The big question is: how long is “too long?”
Choosing whether to repair or replace a furnace isn’t always easy – but there are signs to watch for that might nudge you in the direction of a furnace upgrade. Consider replacing your furnace if:
- Your furnace is old – Your furnace may still function after 20 years, but that doesn’t mean you should not upgrade it. The fact is, your old furnace may run at half its original efficiency; if that is true, replacing your furnace could pay for itself in just a few years in heating efficiency savings alone. In the meantime, you will feel more comfortable and worry less about a sudden winter breakdown.
- Your furnace isn’t doing its job – When your furnace doesn’t produce warm air the way it used to – even after heating system maintenance or repairs – a replacement could be your only viable option.
- You’re getting steadily higher bills – Notice a spike in your heating oil bills compared to previous years? That could mean that the efficiency of your equipment is suffering – something that happens steadily as your furnace wears down.
- You are scheduling more frequent repairs – Constant service calls could indicate a fundamental flaw in your equipment that can’t be fixed without a major overhaul – if it can indeed be fixed at all. If you have older equipment, it’s probably time for a heating system upgrade.
As with any home comfort equipment choice, your best bet is to educate yourself as much as possible before making your new furnace purchase – and the best way to do it is to contact an experienced professional like Bill Miller on the Frank Lamparelli team!
Our experts will assess your heating needs, make recommendations for your upgrade, and install your furnace quickly and neatly so you can get back to enjoying your warm, comfortable Boston-area home.
If you live within our service area, there’s only one choice for reliable heating equipment installation and service: Frank Lamparelli! Contact us today for a FREE, no obligation estimate on high-efficiency heating equipment – or to become a Frank Lamparelli heating oil or propane customer.