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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Heating Equipment?

This year, make a commitment to better health, wellness, and energy savings with a new heating system from your local HVAC contractor. It’s a great time to upgrade your furnace or radiant heating system to something that operates more and more efficiently and effectively for better whole-home comfort.

Read more about when it’s time to upgrade your heating system and what your options are in today’s guide.

Signs your older heater is ready to go

Nobody wants to replace an older heating system if it’s not quite time. If there are still a few good years left in your heating system, it may not be time to throw it out, even if efficiency has suffered slightly. However, here are some signs that heating replacement is the right choice.

  • Costly repairs – When repairs are more than a few hundred dollars, it’s not often worth it, particularly if the system is old. We often recommend a new system when the repair or replacement part will be about half the cost of a new heater altogether.
  • Improper sizing – Unfortunately, sometimes a repair is impossible because the system was never properly sized in the first place. This is true even for systems that are only a few years old.
  • Old age – After about 15 years, a heater can no longer work efficiently or effectively, and it may even be unsafe.

Your options for a new HVAC system

If you want a new HVAC system, you should spend some time looking into your options. This means researching variable-speed and multi-stage systems, which are able to run at only partial capacity to cut down on energy and fuel usage.

Any heater with an AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) of over 90 is going to save more than your older system, and the higher, the better. We know the initial investment may be higher, but it’s worth it with the savings you get in the long run.

More ways to upgrade

It may not be time to upgrade your furnace just yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make changes for better efficient and performance in the new year. If you want to find ways to make your existing heater run more efficiently, we recommend an energy audit. Technicians can tell you what changes you can make in your home (insulation, ductwork, air sealing) for better overall savings.

Boehmer Heating & Cooling is your local choice for heating installation and replacement in Baldwin, PA. Call our friendly staff for exceptional customer service.

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