As long as it’s running, it’s easy to ignore your heating system. The same goes for air conditioning on those steamy summer days when all you’re looking for is a breath of cool air. But when up to fifty percent of your home’s energy bills are generated by your HVAC system, you owe it to yourself to give it the attention it deserves.
There are many reasons to consider replacing the heating system in your North Shore MA or southern NH home. Is your house as comfortable as you’d like? Is your heating system efficient or does it consume too much fuel? Is it the right size for your home? Is it simply outdated?
While regular maintenance will prolong the life of your HVAC system and help it run as efficiently as possible, there eventually comes a time when you need to consider an upgrade.
Signs Your Heating System May Be Past Its Prime
Your Furnace is Worn Out
If your system has had yearly maintenance but still struggles to maintain comfortable temperatures in your house, it may be time to replace it. When repairs are needed often and become too costly, it’s worth investing in a new system that requires far less service while heating more efficiently.
Your Furnace is Inefficient
Annual Fuel Usage Efficiency (AFUE) measures the efficiency of a furnace while the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) measures the efficiency of a heat pump. The less fuel a unit wastes, the higher the rating. Like most things that evolve over time, newer furnaces are built to be more efficient with AFUE ratings of up to 98%, so they naturally use less fuel and lower your utility bills.
Your Furnace Uses Costly Fuel
You have choices when it comes to fuel, and many homeowners are finding they’re saving hundreds by switching from oil to natural gas or electricity.
Your Furnace is Outdated
Home heating has come a long way since the first furnaces and you now have choices that are more efficient and cost-effective, that give you more heating and cooling options, and that are more environmentally friendly.
Choose Your Upgrade
There are many choices to make when upgrading your heating system, but not all of them will be right for you or your home. The professionals at Kearney HVAC will walk you through your options and help you decide which unit will best fit your home, lifestyle and budget.
A new furnace installation will be more efficient and more cost-effective than your old oil furnace, increasing your home’s comfort and lowering fuel bills.
A boiler, which pushes hot water through your house rather than hot air, may offer you more fuel choices and can also significantly reduce your energy bills.
Ductless mini-splits are gaining popularity as they provide greater flexibility in heating and air conditioning your home. Small and efficient, heat pumps allow zone heating and cooling for the ultimate in energy conservation and comfort.
Talk with the Experts at Kearney HVAC
Your choice of a new heating system is one you’ll live with for years, so investing in the right unit is important. From Topsfield, Massachusetts, to Rye, New Hampshire, the highly qualified and certified technicians at Kearney HVAC can help. We’ll take into consideration the size of your home, your fuel preferences, budget, lifestyle and personal tastes to help you choose a heating system that improves your comfort, provides peace of mind and lowers your utility bills all year long.