Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating Replacement’

4 More Ways to Make Your Home Efficient

Monday, September 5th, 2016

You might forget just how much energy your heating and air conditioning equipment uses until there comes a day when extreme weather forces the systems to work overtime to keep you comfortable. Heating and AC systems take up a large portion of most people’s bills in this country. But there are some steps you can take that may reduce the strain on your comfort systems and help you to stay comfortable for longer.

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Don’t Wait Any Longer to Replace Your Heater

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Is your heating system approaching the end of its life? Has it already broken down, or has a technician told you that it’s bound to happen soon enough? Don’t wait any longer to replace your heater. Technicians are standing by and you can get the heater you need today for less hassle and, possibly, a lower cost.

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Save Money on an Early Heating Replacement

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Last year, your heater was on its last legs, struggling to get through the coldest winter nights and costing you a lot of money to run. This year, you shouldn’t have to worry about whether or not your heater will make it through the night. Call technicians to replace your heating system before temperatures drop!

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Don’t Wait for Long to Replace Your Heating System

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Your reliable old heater is finally on its last legs. Maybe this is obvious from its old age and its reduced performance and efficiency, or maybe this is something that a technician has told you. If it’s getting to the point that there are noticeably reduced temperatures in your home, and a repair simply won’t help to solve the problem effectively, a replacement is in order ASAP. And while you might be tempted to wait until it breaks down before scheduling replacement, this is not the best way to go about it.

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Is It a Good Time to Replace My Heating System?

Monday, February 15th, 2016

“Should I just replace it?” It’s a question we hear a lot from homeowners frustrated by their older heating systems. And while there are plenty of circumstances in which holding on to the heater makes plenty of sense, there comes a time when any heating system just needs to be replaced. We want to help you decide if it’s the right time to replace your heater with the following list, but you can count on your local heating technicians to give you a better idea.

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Why Does the AFUE of My Heater Matter?

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

When you look for a dishwasher or new hot water heater, you probably look at the energy labeling, right? After all, you want to know how efficient your new appliance will be. It is no different when you are choosing a new furnace or boiler for your home in Carlisle: you want to know how energy efficient your new heating system will perform. And this is where the AFUE rating comes in.

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Do I Need to Replace My Heater?

Monday, September 28th, 2015

You may not have your heating system in full swing yet, but we know a number of our customers have already fired up their heating systems to get the chill out of the house in the morning. If you turned yours on recently and found that it was very poor shape, or ended last heating season knowing that you weren’t getting another season from your heater, then it’s time to consider replacement.

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My Heater Needs to Be Replaced – What Are My Options?

Monday, September 21st, 2015

No one wants to think about winter heating, at least not yet, but if you ended last winter knowing that you just had your last season with your existing heater, it’s time to replace it if you haven’t already done so. Replacing your heating system is a great opportunity to do two three things: increase the comfort in your home, increase your energy efficiency and give you the chance to install an entirely different kind of heating system that may suit the needs of your home better.

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Should You Replace Your Heating before Winter?

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

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.

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Littleton MA Heating Question: What Is Involved in Replacing an Old System?

Monday, October 1st, 2012

When your Littleton MA HVAC system starts to fail — or if it already has — your options essentially come down to two: replace or repair. There are a lot of factors that go into making such a decision, but in general, if it is a newer system with a small problem and you haven’t had much trouble with it, then a simple repair clearly makes sense.

For older systems, or ones that have been repaired all to often lately, or ones that seem to be on their last legs, repair may be the only reasonable course of action.

Surely you know that a total system replacement would be a big job, but have you ever thought about just how big? Sure, you know you will have to swap out the failing furnace, and you may as well replace the air conditioning unit while you’re in there, but that’s it, right?

Actually, there is a lot more to an HVAC system than just those two machines. Think about all the behind-the-scenes components and the little components that are often overlooked, such as:

  • Ducts – Keep in mind that your ducts are probably as old as that furnace you are replacing, and that a new, efficient unit cannot operate at nearly its full potential with faulty duct work.
  • Thermostats – Your old ones may not even be compatible with a new furnace or air conditioner.
  • Wiring – For the thermostat, among other things.
  • Insulation – Many homeowners forget that insulation is part of an HVAC system, too. Just like we said about duct work, old insulation does not help a new system achieve maximum performance.
  • Piping – Such as refrigerant piping on a geothermal system or a ductless air conditioning system.

You can see that the job starts to get pretty complex pretty fast. This doesn’t mean you should shy away from a necessary replacement, just make sure that you fully consider the scope of what you need done, as well as the budget and time frame you have to work with.

For more information about heating system replacement in Littleton MA, give Basnett Plumbing & Heating a call!

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