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When Should I Replace My Heating System

While there are many clichés that might make you grind your teeth, most people quickly recoil when asked: “Cold enough for ya’?”  You could offer up a sarcastic reply, perhaps something like this: “No, but another 20 degrees ought to do it.” Or you can simply nod in agreement and then move the conversation forward.

Of course, conversations like that are a reference to outdoor temperatures. But what if it’s as cold or colder than you might like it indoors? Suddenly it’s not a cliché – it’s a problem, and one you want fixed ASAP.

Just like always, you can count on C&D Cooling & Heating for the assistance you need, no matter what kind of heating system you might have. Hopefully, the solution is fast and simple – like replacing a clogged filter, replacing the pilot light or ignition switch, repairing or replacing a thermostat, and so on.

Worse case scenario, your furnace or boiler is beyond repair – or the cost to repair it simply wouldn’t be worth it. In that instance, you have a very good reason to replace your system.  Here are a few others:

  • Hot and cold spots – When heat is no longer evenly distributed throughout your home, you have a problem that needs to be resolved. The cause could be faulty or clogged ductwork, a blocked vent or register, system wear and tear, or a cracked heat exchanger. The latter is a serious problem that usually requires system replacement.
  • Failing motor – Over time and/or without consistent and pro level preventive maintenance, the system’s motor will begin to deteriorate. The warning is an internal humming noise – another reason to contact C&D.
  • Rising energy costs – As your system ages, it gradually loses heating efficiency. If, for example, you have a 10-year old furnace, chances are its heating efficiency is no greater than 60% – down from 80% or higher when it was news. Reduced efficiency means higher heating costs. By replacing your system, reduced heating costs will help defray the cost of the new system.
  • System age – The average lifespan of a furnace is 10-12 years, while a high quality boiler – one that was properly installed – can last up to 20 years or longer. It’s around that time when you should proactively consider replacing your system before your good fortune runs out.
  • More frequent repairs – While it’s always worth seeing if a problem can be fixed, sooner or later you’ll reach the point where even one more repair isn’t worth the expense.

How about your furnace or boiler?  Is it showing signs of wear and tear?  Are you hearing strange noises or receiving heating bills that practically give you nosebleed? Whatever the problem might be, C&D Cooling & Heating is ready to accurately diagnose the cause and recommend one or more optional solutions. That way, you can make a fully informed decision on how to proceed. Contact us today or anytime to help improve your family’s indoor comfort.