Will Your Boiler or Furnace Last all Winter?

Written on: September 11, 2023

3 signs it may be time to update your heating equipment—and how Marandola can help!

furnace repair new milford, ct If you’re heading into the fall wondering whether your furnace or boiler will last through the winter, it’s a good indication that you should consider replacing it. But even a boiler or furnace that’s had the best care and regular tune-ups will eventually need to be replaced. And while replacing a boiler or furnace isn’t usually a complicated job, in winter it can be more of a hassle.

Here are 3 important signs you should consider replacing your furnace or boiler before the cold weather kicks in.

1. Frequent Breakdowns

If your heating equipment gave you more trouble than normal last winter, or if it’s been breaking down more often over the past few seasons, it’s a strong indication that it’s hitting the end of its lifespan.

2. Poor Performance

If your heating system struggles to maintain a consistent temperature throughout your home, it’s another sign that it may be time to replace it. You may find that some rooms never get warm, while others are too hot. You might also notice that your energy bills are steadily climbing despite your efforts to conserve energy. That’s because it uses more fuel as it struggles to keep your home comfortable. In addition, the colder it gets, the harder your system has to work to keep up.

3. Old Age

No heating system lasts forever. With good care and maintenance, it will do a great job for about 12 years, but after that you’ll see more breakdowns and reduced efficiency. If you aren’t sure how old your heating system is, you can check the metal identification plate on your furnace or boiler for the serial and model numbers of your heater; send us the info and we can tell you the date of manufacture. If your heating system is more than 15 years old, you should consider replacing it.

Ready to Replace Your Furnace or Boiler?

A new furnace or boiler is a significant investment for your home. That’s why you should talk to the team at Marandola. The technology behind high-efficiency heating systems has likely come a long way since the last time you had to shop for heating equipment, we will answer all your questions and help make sure you get the right system not the most expensive one. You will find that a new system that keeps your home consistently comfortable while using fuel more efficiently will result in long-term savings on energy costs.

To protect your investment, we recommend a service plan: Like health insurance for your furnace or boiler, it provides preventive care to keep your equipment running better, longer, and helps cover costs when breakdowns do happen. It will also keep it running at peak efficiency, keeping heating costs down.

Whether you’re looking to replace your heating equipment before winter, or you want a tune-up to keep your equipment humming along, contact us today.