When Should You Replace Your Furnace or Boiler?
During the winter months, many homeowners wake up or come home to find out their furnace or boiler isn’t working. This can be a very stressful time for many families, making it even harder to decide whether you should repair or replace your furnace or boiler. We know this decision is very important,so we wanted to share some general guidelines for whether you should repair or replace your furnace or boiler.
Repairing your furnace or boiler is usually the less expensive option, however, it is possible for some repairs to cost just as much as a furnace or boiler replacement. For older furnaces and boilers, the decision is whether you want to put money into a failing piece of equipment, or invest in a new system with a warranty that you don’t have to worry about.
Below are some general rules for when it’s time to replace from EnergyStar.gov:
Your furnace or boiler is more than 10 years old
This is the normal life expectancy for heating & air conditioning equipment. After this time, repairs generally don’t make sense when compared to the cost of a new system. In addition, upgrading to a newer, more efficient system can save significant money on your utility bills.
Your furnace or boiler needs frequent repairs and energy bills are going up
These are the tell-tale signs that it’s time to invest in a new heating system that can provide a higher, more stable level of comfort as well as reduced energy bills.
No one is home for long periods of the day and you do not have a programmable thermostat.
A modern system with a programmable thermostat can keep your energy bills low, while still ensuring you are comfortable while you are home.
You experience humidity issues or problems with excessive dust
Older equipment and leaky ducts can cause these problems – Meyer & Depew can install new equipment as well as offer solutions for humidity and indoor air quality issues.
Not sure if you need a replacement?
At Meyer & Depew, we offer free, no obligation, in-home consultations. If you aren’t sure if you would benefit from a new furnace or boiler, Click Here or call us at 908-272-2100 to schedule an appointment today.