After a winter of heavy lifting, home boilers and furnaces are finally starting to get a break. As springtime temperatures continue to rise, heaters will soon go dormant until next fall. However, that doesn’t mean out of sight, out of mind. In fact, if your furnace or boiler is aging, spring is a great time to upgrade to a new model that’s more efficient and more reliable.
Springtime is the Right Time
Homeowners with older heating systems that require a lot of service are left with a dilemma in the spring: Pay for new heating equipment now, or try to coax the old model through another winter or two. You be reluctant to spend the money to upgrade your system now, but you could end up saving money in the long run in repair and fuel costs.
Spring is the perfect season to make the change. You have time to consider your options and make an informed decision, rather than making an emergency replacement when it finally breaks down for good — likely in the middle of winter.
There are many benefits to replacing your old equipment:
- Your new furnace or boiler will require less service than an old model, and should be covered by a warranty if something does break down.
- New models have better efficiency technology so you’ll spend less money on fuel to heat your home.
- You will also protect yourself from undetected carbon monoxide leaks that could spring from using equipment that’s at the end of its lifespan.
- Installing a new heating system is a great opportunity to have your ducts cleaned and improve your indoor air quality.
Once you make the decision to make the purchase, make sure you research the Energy Star listings for furnaces and boilers so you can find the most efficient options and get the best bang for your buck.
You could also consider phasing out your gas, oil or electric resistance heater entirely and choosing heat pump technology, which uses differences in indoor and outdoor temperature to heat and cool your home. New technology means that heat pumps are an energy-efficient and cost-effective option even in cold northern climates.
If you have questions about whether it’s time to upgrade your home heating system, and appropriate replacement equipment, reach out to an HVAC expert who can advise you on the next steps and take care of the installation process. There may be beautiful spring weather outside today, but next winter will be here before you know it.
Call local One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® for answers and guidance on a new heating system. We’ll explain your options, guide you through the different types of equipment and provide expert installation.