Living in Western Massachusetts means spending a good chunk of every year thinking about the most effective way to heat your home. Perhaps you’ve just made an addition to your home, or perhaps your current heater just isn’t getting the job done and small spaces like hallways are chilly. In either case, a system upgrade will give you more effective heating and potentially lower your utility bills. At Hurley & David, we’re here to help you find the right system to suit your heating needs.
Replacement Heating and Air System
The average HVAC system is built to last up to 20 years. If yours was installed close to two decades ago, it is time to start consider replacement, as it’s nearing the end of its effective lifespan. However, circumstances may emerge that make early replacement a better option than sticking with your old system.
If cracks are found in a heater’s heat exchanger, that’s a serious safety risk that can lead to exhaust fumes being circulated in the home. At that point, the heater simply needs to be replaced as soon as possible. Even minor repairs can necessitate replacement if the heater is already more than halfway through its useful lifespan; an old heater has already lost much of its value, and newer options offer better energy efficiency and more heating power.
Indeed, it may be worthwhile to replace your heater early even if it’s not having maintenance issues. The HVAC industry has come a long way over the last decade or two, and modern heaters use much less fuel than their older counterparts. We’ll help you do a payback analysis to determine how long it will take for a new heater to pay for itself in reduced heating costs. It’s an investment, but often one that can pay for itself through greater heating efficiency in just a few years.
At Hurley & David, we’ve installed hundreds of these systems. The initial cost of the system may be a little higher, but the long-term benefits of energy efficiency and heating power are often well worth that cost. We’re also happy to better insulate your home and show you even more ways to reduce heat loss from the attic, crawl spaces, or other small spaces.
If you’re ready to upgrade your heating system and keep your home warmer all winter long, don’t hesitate. Call us at (413) 200-4203 to learn more about your system upgrade options.