Is Your Furnace Ready For An Upgrade?
Posted: September 28, 2020
As winter approaches, it’s important to keep your heating system top of mind. You want to ensure that your oil furnace or propane furnace is operating at maximum efficiency, and really setting you—and your household—up for success for the cold months that will arrive before we know it. At a certain point, every propane furnace or oil furnace needs to be replaced. Here are a few ways to know whether or not you’re due for an upgrade.
Heating system signs that it needs an upgrade:
- How old is your propane furnace or oil furnace? Once a furnace is 10 years old or older, an upgrade could be on the horizon. Some furnaces certainly last longer, but this is the time to really start keeping an eye on it, especially if it has not received regular tune-ups. Having annual maintenance taken care of will increase your furnace’s lifespan and help you avoid having to get otherwise-necessary repairs.
- Is your furnace making any unusual sounds? The sounds of a worn-out furnace are easy to identify. If you hear any pops, screeches or humming coming from the system, contact us right away. This is a sign that you may need to replace your system sooner than later.
- Are you spending more than ever on repairs? If you see that you’ve spent half the amount of a new system on repairs, it’s time to explore an upgrade. You’ll experience increased comfort, savings on your bill and an increase in your home’s resale value.
- How well is your system running? If you have an outdated, aging-out furnace, it could be operating at 60% of its actual potential. Imagine wasting 40 cents for every dollar you’re spending! With an upgraded system, the efficiency will be upwards of 98%–much better for your bottom line!
- Are you planning on retiring or moving in the near future? If you have plans to sell your home in the coming years, doing so with an upgraded oil furnace or propane furnace will be a tremendous help. Your home’s value will be increased, and in the meantime, you can enjoy the increased comfort and all the benefits of having a new furnace! With a new system, you’ll also be able to avoid spending money on major repairs.
Let us know what you want to know about the heating systems we service and sell here in Worcester, Sturbridge, Auburn, Oxford and surrounding communities. Qualified buyers are eligible for equipment rebates and financing options from Pioneer Oil and Propane today.