Heating System Life Span

 

Contact Lantern to get connected with one of our energy partners to further explore your potential energy savings by replacing your heating, air conditioning, or hot water appliance.

Below are considerations from Standard Energy for replacing your heating system: 

Safety

By far, the most important consideration in replacing a heating system is safety. When a heating system fails, it may fail in a catastrophic manner. For example, a cracked heat exchanger in a furnace could release dangerous combustion gases in your home or could cause extensive soot damage. Under certain circumstances, a failed boiler could cause a fire or even an explosion. A leaking boiler can cause extensive water damage. Also, older heating systems do not have many of the safety features that newer heating systems have.

Reliability 

Getting a heating system installed on an emergency basis can be significantly more expensive than when a replacement is properly planned and installed during normal business hours. Also due to an older systems substantial repair costs and fuel loss due to inefficiency, the costs incurred for a new system can often be less than the existing.

Comfort and Air Quality 

Aside from lower heating costs, new heating systems are designed to improve comfort and air quality. New systems can be equipped with variable speed air handlers which are much quieter. These variable speed air handlers also circulate the air constantly so that the heating is much more evenly distributed. New systems can also do a better job of cleaning the air by removing odors, allergens, and disease causing viruses.