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Is it Time to Upgrade Your Heating Equipment?


Before you know it the heating season will be upon us and you’ll be relying heavily on your home heating equipment. Before that time comes, however, we suggest you take a look at your furnace or boiler’s past performance and ask yourself, ‘Am I due for a heating system upgrade?’

Here are a few things to consider when trying to decide if an upgrade is in order:

Age of the System

Even with proper maintenance, over time a heating system’s efficiency and effectiveness can degrade. The general rule of thumb is equipment that has been in service for more than 10 years should be replaced with modern more modern systems.

Number of Service Calls

Your equipment should be serviced at least once a year. This annual tune-up prevents any small problems from turning into big issues down the line, and keeps your equipment clean and efficient. During the heating season, when you equipment is running for longer periods of time, it’s normal to have an extra service call or two. However, if you’re starting to spend more on repairs than you’re comfortable with, new equipment can help.

Heating Costs

If you’re spending more on heating costs year after year, but aren’t relying on your heating system more, it could be an issue of efficiency. Today’s heating equipment boasts efficiencies of up to 90%!

If you’d rather leave your equipment assessment to the pros, contact your local Bioheat® Fuel dealer and ask for an evaluation and solutions on how you can improve your heating season comfort.