Is your heating system past it’s prime? When systems are 12 to 15 years old, homeowners should start to look into replacing their old system. Although it may make sense for you to use your HVAC system until it’s dying breath, this actually isn’t helpful for your heating bills. Instead, replacing an existing system with a newer, more efficient one will save you money on costly repairs on an older system.
Electric base boards and cast steam radiators were once commonplace in the home, but both of these can get extremely hot and can be dangerous for children. If you have either of these older systems in your home, start thinking about an upgrade.
Older systems also tend to develop issues as they age. For example, the heat exchangers can become cracked and the coils can start to leak. A system that’s over 10 to 15 years old may also not be up to code according to industry and government regulations. If you aren’t sure whether your HVAC system is meeting higher energy efficient codes, it’s best to contact Air Conditoning Mass so we can send a specialist out to your home.