Boiler and Furnace Replacement: Have it Done by Bridgewater Plumbing Experts Before Winter
Plumbers 911 Helping Homeowners with Their Heating ReplacementsThe majority of the homes in the area are heated with their original boiler or a furnace heating system. Even with proper maintenance and yearly inspections these units will deteriorate with age. Getting prepared before the harsh weather hits is essential for all homeowners. Your local Plumbing 911 tech can go over your current heat unit with you to see if an upgrade and replacement is necessary to keep your home warm this winter and for years to come. Have your current heating unit diagnosed by the experts before winter moves in. We can handle any questions or concerns you may at the moment regarding your current heating system problem. Don’t wait too late in the season, beat the winter rush and be assured to keep your family warm and toasty.
How Efficient Is Your Current Heating System?Your furnace or boiler is measured for efficiency by the AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency). Some of the older units may not have this measurement displayed, due to the fact that the age may not have qualified for the Federal Trade Commission to regulate the display of this information directly on the unit. The AFUE is the ratio of annual heat output of your unit compared to the fossil fuel consumed by your system. This gives you a better idea when your system is running properly where you fall with being energy efficient. Meaning that there may be heat loss due to the ducting system and other air outlets in your home. Our experience heating technicians can easily explain the various measurements on your particular system and how you can improve your heat efficiency and lower your cost of use. Our techs are the experts, but you know the history of your boiler or furnace. This history will help make an appropriate determination regarding the need for a replacement or just repairs. Here are some signs that you may have boiler or furnace issues. Some of these you may have noticed, but may have thought they were not damaging. Any of these signs can not only cost you money but also could be harmful to you and your families’ health and need immediate attention by a certified technician.
Know the warning signs:
- The age of your furnace or boiler plays an important part in how your unit performs.
- If your home does not seem to be as warm as in the past.
- You hear unusual noises coming from the unit that are new or louder.
- Increase cost in the way you fuel your heating system.
- Obvious leaks of water, gas, or heated air.
- Energy bills are getting higher.
- A lowered air flow coming from the vents.
- Unusual odors that were not there previously.
- Requires a continuous pilot light.
- Heavy heat exchanger.
- Small diameter flue pipe.
- An increase in service calls and repairs over the last two years.
- If your unit’s AFUE is 56% to 70%.