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Written on: September 19, 2016

Basement furnace

Purchasing a new furnace or boiler is a significant investment for any homeowner, and like any investment you need to consider multiple factors before making a decision you can live with.

How will you know when it’s time to replace your furnace or boiler? Here are three key questions to help decide.

  1. How old is your current furnace or boiler?
    If your current equipment is already more than 10 or 12 years old, it might be time to start thinking about replacing it. A new furnace or boiler – especially one of today’s newest high efficiency models – will perform much better than one that has been running for over a decade, no matter how well it has been maintained.
  2. Are you satisfied with the current system’s level of performance?
    Is your heating system providing the comfort you need? Are your monthly bills staying the same, or are they steadily increasing year after year? If your furnace or boiler isn’t warming your house as quickly and effectively as it should – even after routine maintenance – it may be time to move on to a new system.
  3. Would the upkeep of your old system be worth it?
    How much is it going to cost you to repair your old furnace or boiler, and will you need to repair it again in the near future? Here’s a rule of thumb: if the cost to repair is 50 percent of the cost of a new furnace, you should probably replace it.

Still not sure if you’re ready to make the investment in a new furnace or boiler? Contact us and we’ll talk more about it.

If you’re interested, we can give you a FREE, no obligation estimate on an upgrade that makes sense for your needs, budget, and home. If you only need routine annual maintenance for your heating system (which you should schedule now, if you haven’t already!), we can help you there, too.

Contact Walton today for a FREE estimate on a new furnace or boiler for your home – or to get annual service to keep your current heating system running at its best!

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