Should You Repair or Replace your Heating System?
Written on: December 27, 2021
How Do You Know When It’s Time to Upgrade?
It can be tough to decide whether it’s in your best interest to repair or replace your South Shore of Massachusetts heating system, especially if it’s an older model, and you’ve already sunk a lot of funds into repairing it. Below, we’ll discuss some of the pros and cons of repairing versus replacing your heater, and how you’ll know when it’s the right time to upgrade.
Factors to consider
There are many factors that go into your decision about whether now is the right time to upgrade your heating system, or whether you should get it repaired – again. Some of the considerations you’ll want to take into account include:
- Cost: It’s true that repairing your heater may not cost as much as replacing it altogether, at least initially. But upgrading to a newer model heater can actually save you quite a bit in the long run. That’s because new models are more efficient and can help keep your energy costs down. You’ll also save on future repair costs that, at a certain point, become inevitable.
- Efficiency: Today’s heating systems, whether they use oil or gas, are much more energy-efficient. New boilers and furnaces range in the 87-97% efficiency range. You’ll be getting a return on your investment from the first time you use it, thanks to lower energy usage.
- Age of your heating system: At Williams Energy, we typically estimate forced hot water systems last around 30 years while forced hot air systems typically last 12 years. That will vary from house to house, but if you are spending a lot of money and time on repairs then you will want to consider an outright replacement. Whatever you decide, contact us for any of your heating system needs!
- Your home’s value and your future plans: A new heating system should boost the value of your home considerably, especially if your current system is on the older side and is due for replacement anyway. If you plan on selling your home in the future, a new heater could be a wise investment.
Williams Energy takes care of your heating system
Whether you choose to stick with your existing heating system for now, or invest in a new heating system, it is crucial that you work with heating experts you can trust in Braintree and Marshfield, MA, and beyond.
If you are interested in maintaining your existing system, our service plans offer coverage of various heating components and include periodic maintenance tune-ups that will help prolong the useful life of the equipment and maintain its efficiency.
If you’re ready for the latest and greatest heating systems at an affordable price with great rebates, Williams Energy is here for you with expert installation by our knowledgeable and experienced personnel. Become a customer today and one of our energy experts can help you weigh your options when it comes to repairing or replacing your heater.