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When Should I Repair or Replace My Furnace or Boiler?

Posted: January 28, 2019

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Investing in a new home heating system is a big decision that requires careful consideration. How do you know whether to service or replace your furnace or boiler?

Here are three questions to guide your thinking:

  1. How old is your current heating system? – If your heating system is more than ten years old, you should start to think about replacing it. Today’s high-efficiency boilers and furnaces will significantly outperform any 10-year-old system – even if it’s well maintained. With a new heating oil– or propane-fired heating system, you could save 30 percent or more on your annual heating bill – enough to pay for the system in just a few years.
  2. Is your current system performing the way you want it to? – Are your heating bills rising every year even when you get annual tune-ups? Are you comfortable throughout your home? How quickly does your house heat up when it’s cold outside? If your home system isn’t performing as it should (or as it used to) despite your best efforts to maintain it, it’s probably time to replace it.
  3. Is a repair worth the investment? – Ask yourself two questions when considering whether or not to repair your home heating system: how much will it cost and how likely will you need additional repairs down the road. Here’s a rule of thumb to follow: if the cumulative cost of repairs is 50 percent or more of the cost of a new furnace or boiler, you should replace it.

If you’re on the fence about repairing or replacing your furnace or boiler, let’s talk about it. Either way, Pioneer has you covered with expert home heating repair and installation services!