Boiler or Furnace Repair or Replacement- What To Do When You Have an Older Heating System?

Boiler or Furnace Repair or Replacement- What To Do When You Have an Older Heating System?

A boiler or furnace is usually what you will find as the heating source for most residential homes in New Jersey. A boiler heats up water, providing hot water and/or steam to heat your home. A furnace heats air, distributing the hot air through ducts to heat your home.  Generally, you can judge whether your furnace or boiler is working well by estimating its annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE).  An AFUE is a measurement of the annual heat output of the boiler or furnace compared to the total fuel consumed by the boiler or furnace annually. For example, many of the modern furnaces have a 90% AFUE, which means that 90% of the fuel going into the furnace is utilized to create heat for your home and 10% escapes elsewhere. That is a very good efficiency rating for a furnace.


Furnace or Boiler Repair for an Older Model Furnace or Boiler

Furnaces and boilers can be repaired and re-fitted to increase their efficiency. Upgrading parts of the system or repairing your furnace with new replacement parts can improve the safety and AFUE of an old boiler or furnace. The costs of such repairs should be calculated against the average cost of a new furnace or boiler, especially if there is a good change your furnace or boiler will break down again and need replacement in a few years.  There are many types of boilers and furnaces, such as:

• Gas-Fired Furnaces and Boilers
• Oil-Fired Furnaces and Boilers.
• Electric Furnace or Boilers.


Furnace or Boiler repairs or upgrade options include:
• adding programmable thermostats,
• upgrading ductwork in forced-air systems, and
• installing zone control for hot-water systems.

Furnace or Boiler Replacement – Installing a New Furnace or Boiler

An older boiler or furnace will generally have an AFUE between 55% to 70%, which is well below the efficiency of more up to date heating systems that can have an AFUE between 90% to 98%, using less fuel to heat your home and lowering your energy bills. Replacing your old furnace or boiler to a new heating system can sometimes cut your fuel bills in half and significantly reduce your home’s pollution output.

If your home’s furnace or boiler is older and often in need of furnace repair or boiler repair, it may save you money to remove it and install a more high-efficiency model. If you have a gas furnace with a pilot light instead of an electronic ignition you should think about replacing it or if your house has a coal burner that was converted over to oil or gas this is also a situation where you might think about installing a new furnace.

Get a Good Local New Jersey Heating Contractor to Size Your Furnace or Boiler

If you are thinking of installing a new furnace or boiler or re-fitting your existing unit, have a local New Jersey heating contractor size your home for the new furnace. A furnace or boiler must be properly sized to your home to ensure that it will operate the most efficiently. If your furnace or boiler is too large, it will turn on and off too often, causing efficiency loss which in the long run could damage your heating unit. If your furnace or boiler is not large enough, it will turn on too often and if there are very low temperatures (as we have seen too often this winter in New Jersey), a furnace or boiler that is too small may not be able to keep your home comfortably warm.  A good local NJ heating contractor will be familiar with the weather in New Jersey and the typical home styles in the area and will be able to give you a good recommendation.

No matter which type of new heating system you choose, make sure you choose a NJ heating service company with experience in choosing and sizing heating systems so you get a dependable unit that is sized right for your home and remember to compare each of the warranties offered for each furnace or boiler you choose.

We Repair & Install Furnaces, Boilers and Other Home Heating Systems All Over New Jersey.

Our heating professionals provide timely, professional and affordable New Jersey furnace and boiler installation.  Our boiler and furnace repair and installation experts do a complete analysis of the heating needs of your home. We evaluate the size of your home, the extent and age of your insulation and the heating components you currently have like baseboard heating units or radiators will recommend the best replacement for your home.

We have experience with all types of heating units, including:

  • Electric furnaces
  • Oil furnaces
  • Forced air gas furnaces
  • Hot water boilers
  • Steam boilers
  • Radiant heating
  • Heat pumps

As a New Jersey heating repair and installation contractor, we offer a full line of affordable furnaces and boilers for installation. Call us now for a free quote and get reliable heating at a great cost!

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