Sometimes, the decision whether to repair or replace a heating system is an easy one – generally speaking, if your equipment is more than 10 years old and a repair will set you back half or more than the replacement cost, you should opt for replacement. But other times, the repair/replace discussion falls into a gray area.
Signs That A Repair Isn’t Enough
Here are four times when you should probably replace, rather than repair, your heating system:
If your equipment is more than 15 years old – Just because your furnace blows warm air or your boiler gets your radiators warm doesn’t mean you should hold onto them indefinitely. The fact is, your equipment may be running at half its original efficiency; if that is true, replacing it with a new, high efficiency system could pay for itself in just a few years. In the meantime, you will feel more comfortable in your space and worry less about no heat emergencies.
If its performance has dropped off – Eventually, your furnace won’t be able to heat your home the way it should, even after professional heating service and repairs; replacement could be your best (or perhaps only) option.
If your heating bills are rising – Higher energy bills compared to previous years could mean that the efficiency of your furnace or boiler is dropping – something that happens steadily as your equipment nears the end of its useful days.
If you need frequent repairs – Repeat repair usually indicates a fundamental problem that could be costly or even impossible to fix. If you have older equipment, it’s time for a heating system upgrade. If it’s less than 10 years old, consider replacing your equipment if the repair cost is half or more of the cost of an upgrade.
Expert heating service and financing in West Virginia and western Maryland
As with any home comfort equipment choice, your best bet when considering whether to repair or replace your heating system is to learn as much as possible about your options before you make a decision – and the best way to learn is to contact an experienced heating professional like the ones you’ll find at Roach Energy.
Our experts will assess your heating needs, make recommendations for your upgrade, and install your heating equipment quickly and neatly so you can get back to enjoying your warm, comfortable eastern Panhandle home.