September 30, 2019
The winter season is quickly approaching, and that means that Massachusetts residents will rely on their oil or propane furnace or boiler to work nonstop for six months or more. That type of annual strain is significant on an HVAC system, and chances are you could save money each year by investing in a high-efficiency heating furnace or boiler.
High-efficiency boilers and furnaces (powered by both heating oil and propane) have proven their value in operation, safety, and cost savings. But how can you tell when it’s officially time to retire your existing system for a newer model? More often than not, your equipment will tell you.
Uneven MA Home Heating
Do you feel exceptionally warm in some rooms of your house and unnaturally cold in others? If your thermostat reads a typical temperature but you find that heat is not evenly reaching each room, chances are your equipment’s operation capabilities are quickly declining.
Unexpected Noises or Smells
If you start to smell something funky or hear an out-of-the-ordinary humming, banging, or clunking coming from your furnace or boiler, it could be time for a replacement.
High Heating Oil or Propane Fuel Bills
As your heating system ages, its efficiency will start to decline. Consistently climbing heating costs, without extreme weather or household size increase, is a clear symptom of decreased fuel economy. New high-efficiency models can reach efficiency ratings of up to 95, which means significantly reduced heating expenses.
Dry Air & Poor Indoor Air Quality
Assess your home’s indoor air quality. Has your family gotten sick frequently in the past year with colds, congestion, or sore throats? Excess amounts of dust or drastic changes in air humidity can be a result of an ineffective heating system. Regular maintenance will improve indoor air quality, but over time a replacement is the only sure-fire solution.
Increased Need of HVAC Repairs
Like any piece of HVAC equipment, your furnace or boiler will suffer from more breakdowns after years of use. Look back on your recent service history. Instead of spending your money on recurring repair visits, you will get more bang for your buck by investing in a new high-efficiency system.
Upgrade to Save on Oil or Propane All Winter Long
Does your current boiler or furnace exhibit any or all of these symptoms? If you are between annual tune-ups from your Surner Heating HVAC specialist, keep an eye on your boiler or furnace for these signs. And don’t forget, you can contact Surner Heating anytime to get a free estimate on a new high-efficiency heating system before the winter weather sets in! Or, enroll in an oil, propane, or air conditioning service plan today!