Will Your Heating System Make It Through Next Winter?

Written on: March 21, 2022

Kimlin helps you answer that question

hvac service new yorkWinter is winding down here in the Hudson Valley. How do you think your home’s heating system performed?

If your answer wasn’t “It did great!” you may have some thinking to do and now is the time to do it. With expert heating system services, Kimlin Energy can help you either upgrade to a new, high-efficiency furnace or boiler or help you get your heating system running at its best possible performance. Our affordable service plans help you maintain your heating system and cover many repair parts and labor costs.

Here are some things to consider when deciding to repair or replace your heating system.

The reasons for repairing

In many situations, repairing is the best option. If your furnace is less than seven years old, repairs may be simpler. Repairing is typically more cost-effective if the damage or decreased performance to the furnace isn’t too severe. Are you planning to move in the next few years? Repairs are sometimes a better alternative. And, in some cases, a new heating system just is not in your budget right now.

Reasons to consider replacement

The age of your heating system. If your furnace or boiler is more than ten years old, it might be a better idea to replace it. A poorly maintained or rarely tuned-up heating system is more likely to break down, which means you may be stuck without heat in the middle of winter.

Bigger repair bills. Repairs for boilers and furnaces become more frequent and costly as they age. If your heating system hasn’t been maintained properly, this is a lot more likely. Repairing your heating system eventually becomes a poor investment. A good rule is that if your furnace repairs are costing half (or more) of what it would cost to replace it, replacing is a better long-term investment in your comfort, your energy costs, and your home’s value.

Your heating system’s efficiency. Furnaces and boilers operate less efficiently as they get older, especially if they aren’t maintained. The efficiency of your heating system might be as low as 60%. That means for every dollar you spend on propane or heating oil, only 60 cents of it goes toward heating your home. The other 40 cents are wasted. A new heating system begins paying for itself from the moment you install it, because you’ll get efficiencies as high as 98%! You’ll have lower energy costs for years to come.

For honest, expert heating system installation and service, you can count on Kimlin Energy! Contact us for all your home heating needs.