With winter coming up, you want to make sure that your home is prepared. It’s time to evaluate your current heating system and decide if you think it will make it through the coming season, or if it is too costly to continue to run. If you have any doubts about the continuing operation of an older furnace, heat pump, or boiler, then you should call Basnett Plumbing & Heating and talk to our specialists in heating replacement in Maynard, MA about installing a new heating system. We can replace your current system with a similar one, or we can see if making a switch to a new kind of heater—such as going from a furnace to a heat pump—is the better option.
How are your heating bills?
One of the first things you should think about when you are considering a replacement heater is how much you are paying each winter season to keep your home pleasant. When a heater approaches the end of its service life, it will start to drop in energy efficiency and cost more to run. Look over your bills for the last few years: if you notice a significant rise, check on the heater’s age. If it is near to the close of its manufacturer’s estimated service life, then call on heating professionals to look over the system, because chances are high it is time to retire it.
Is the heating system performing up to its old standards?
Consider your comfort last winter. Did people in your home start complaining about cold spots, or feeling the house was generally too cold? If you scheduled repairs to deal with the problem, but still have not noticed a significant difference in comfort, your heater may be failing and you should consider replacing it.
What does it cost you in repairs to keep the heater running?
Most of the repairs that a heating system will need occur during the last two years of its service. When you start needing to call for repairs more than you used to, it’s a strong warning that the system is approaching a full breakdown. A good measuring stick to use is that if a heating system requires more than $500 a year in repairs to keep it operating, it is no longer cost-effective to keep it around. Also, any single repair that costs half the price of replacing the unit is too expensive, and you should opt for replacement.
We offer many kinds of heating installations, and we will help you decide if it is time to replace your heater so you can enjoy a worry-free winter in comfort.
If you have any doubts about whether it is time for heating replacement in Maynard, MA for not, get in touch with Basnett Plumbing & Heating.