—creating or controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than responding to it after it has happened.
Do not wait until you can see your breath inside your home to replace your heating system, consider taking a proactive approach this season. The prefix “pro” means “before” and before disaster strikes is the ideal time to consider replacing your heating system.
A Heating System Replacement
There are a lot of factors that go into the decision of whether to repair or replace your HVAC system. The following are a few things to consider:
- Cost of repair
- Cost of replacement
- Overall savings
A 2007 study by the National Association of Home Builders and Bank of America found that the average age of furnaces for forced-air systems is 15-20 years, with boilers maxing out at 21. Updating equipment is never an easy task and some system can be costly, but the overall savings far outweigh the upfront costs.
Common Signs for HVAC System Replacement
If you are still wondering about whether you need a repair or replacement, certain things may point you in the right direction. Here are some common signs to watch out for now, to know it’s time to schedule an estimate.
- Your home has humidity issues.
- There is excessive dust.
- Your energy bills are really high.
- The heating and cooling system needs frequent repairs.
- Your heat pump is over 10 years old.
- Your furnace or boiler is over 15 years old.
- You are out of home a lot with no programmable thermostat.
- The HVAC system in your home is excessively noisy.
- You score low on the Home Energy Yardstick is below five.
Once you are sure about your decision to be proactive in replacing your decision, it is best to schedule as soon as possible.
Scheduling a Heating System Replacement
Give us a call and we can send a representative to come and inspect your old system. They can test your energy efficiency and suggest options for replacement. At the end of the visit, you will receive an estimate for the cost of the replacement. At this point, you can then schedule the time for the job.
At Wilson Brothers, we receive the majority of our calls during November and December. Taking a proactive approach now, ensures you and your family remain continuously safe and warm throughout the holidays. Give us a call to schedule in September and we can guarantee you will never get stuck in the cold this winter season.
Additionally, we offer our customers an extra level of protection through our Preferred Customer Service Agreement (PCSA). A PCSA is a form of insurance for your system that guarantees we will be there 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You also receive benefits like discounts on future repairs, the waiving of fees, and VIP attention.
Plan to address any issues now, before they become an issue at all.
If you have any other questions about how to handle heating system replacements, we’d be happy to help. Give us a call at 978-433-5373 today and we can get you scheduled before the cold creeps in!