Should I Repair or Replace My Boiler, Furnace or Heat Pump?

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Should I Repair or Replace My Boiler or My Furnace?

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Did you hear a strange noise coming from the boiler in your Orland Park, and all surrounding South Suburbs, home? What about the pilot light—has the color changed from blue to yellow or orange? Or do you notice a more obvious sign of a problem, as in no heat coming from your furnace?

Regardless as to which issue you’re experiencing and what type of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system you own, the bottom line is you know your heater isn’t operating correctly—though can it be repaired, or are you in need of a full replacement to heat your home?

Whether you have a boiler or furnace, our Doornbos Heating and Air Conditioning professionals are here to conduct a proper inspection and provide a recommendation on whether to have your boiler or other heating system repaired or replaced. Reach out to us for immediate assistance.

Factors to Consider About Boiler, Furnace, or Heat Pump Repair or Replacement

In the meantime, you may want to take the following into account:

• Age of Your Boiler or Furnace

According to the US Department of Energy (DOE), boilers can be 50 to 90 percent efficient. However, this depends on the boiler’s age and, unfortunately, boilers don’t last forever. If your boiler is near the end of its life expectancy, which is typically 15 years, then you may want to consider replacing it.

Furnaces can last up to 20 years—that is, with regular maintenance. As with boilers, if your heater is nearing its end of life, it’s more cost-efficient in the long run to replace it. You’ll save on your energy costs and experience more consistent heating.

• Previous and Future Repairs

Have you had several repairs already, and does it make financial sense to continue fixing it, especially if you have to calculate continual repairs into your monthly or annual budget? 

If you’ve had to repair your boiler or furnace over and over again, then it may finally be time to invest in a new one. The replacement won’t require frequent repairs and will operate more efficiently than your current system, which may be outdated.

• Consistency With Maintenance

Have you had our Doornbos Heating and Air Conditioning experts perform routine maintenance on your boiler or furnace, over the years?

Regular maintenance can help prolong the life span of heating and cooling systems, so your system may be in good shape if you were doing so. If not, the issue you’re experiencing with your heating system could be from a lack of maintenance over the years. To prevent and find problems before they get worse, it’s important to have professional system inspections, tune-ups, and cleanings.

• Safety

Safety is another important factor to consider. Stop and ask yourself how safe your heater is. For example, if you consistently have issues with your boiler or it’s an older system, you may want to consider upgrading. Safety due to damage over the years can always be an issue but won’t be with a newly installed boiler.

If you still aren’t sure whether it makes more sense to repair or replace your boiler or furnace, then reach out to our professionals. We can answer all of your questions so you can make the best decision for you.

Let Our Doornbos Heating and Air Conditioning Experts Help

Whether you know it’s time for an upgrade from your current boiler or furnace, or you want to discuss all of your options before choosing to replace it, Doornbos Heating and Air Conditioning is here for you—just like we have been since 1927. Don’t hesitate to contact our professionals here in Orland Park, Illinois, and all surrounding South Suburbs, so you can get the equipment you need to maximize your indoor home comfort. Reach our experienced team by calling 708-529-6216 or request service online.