If the heating system in your home is starting to show its age, it might be time to consider replacing it. Heating installation and repair contractors can often replace the existing system with an upgraded or newer heating system that is far more efficient and is less likely to breakdown during the winter when you need the heat the most.
Replacement Or Repair
An older heating system may start to need repairs or maintenance more frequently, and the cost of upkeep for these older systems can begin to become more expensive than replacing the system with a new one. Your heating repair contractor may suggest considering a replacement if you are spending a lot of time and money on service calls to keep the heating system up and running.
A heating system that is breaking down often is probably not running at its peak performance and could be using more fuel than it should be, so along with the repair costs, you may also be spending more than you need to fuel to heat your home. Lowering your home's energy cost and eliminating all the service calls will quickly offset the price of a new heating installation.
New Heating Installation
Once you have decided to replace the heating system in your home, you will need the heating installation company to look at the old system to determine what kind of system will work best for you. If you are using an old hot air furnace to heat your home, the heating company may suggest going to a boiler because they are more efficient, but you can choose to stay with the same type of system you currently have if you prefer that.
The old system will need to be removed, so it is best to plan a heating replacement for summer if you can. Replacing the system in the winter can mean several days without heat in your home, which could be a real problem in many parts of the country. If the heating system breaks down in the middle of winter, it may be better to have the heating repair contractor fix it enough to get through and plan your heating installation for spring.
Make sure that the new heating system is compatible with the fuel you have been using for heating. Replacing the fuel tank will add a lot of additional cost to the heating installation and may not be necessary. Talk to the contractor about the fuel usage options so they can look at heating systems that use your current fuel.
Contact a local HVAC contractor to learn more about heating installation.