Struggling with your heater is hard, but struggling during the winter peak of the winter season is even worse. If you’re noticing that your heater can’t perform the way that you’re used to it performing, then it’s time for you to consider upgrading your heater in Denton, TX.
When it comes to an upgrade, it’s easy to just move from your current system to the updated model of whatever you currently have. For most homeowners in our area, this would mean upgrading to a newer furnace. Furnaces are great. We don’t want to discount this. What we’d like to add is that it’s a great idea to really assess your needs and determine if now is the right time to make a switch. We’re available to help if it is.
Should You Switch?
Let’s start out by assessing your needs. You typically keep a heating system in your home for the better part of 10 years. While a furnace could’ve been the right system for you when it was installed over a decade ago, things might have changed and you might have different needs. If you relate to the following signs, it might be time for you to consider a new type of heating system.
- You spend too much money on your energy expenses every month
- You’re never warm enough
- You struggle with hot and cold spots throughout your home
- You hover over your thermostat and constantly turn your heater back on
These are all examples of heating inefficiency. If you’re struggling with this, your heater might not be the perfect match for your home. A boiler might be a better alternative for you.
The Benefits of a Boiler System
Boilers are a lot less common than furnaces in Denton and across the country. For this reason, we like to run through the benefits of these systems. Here are a few reasons you should consider a boiler system for your home.
Now, we’ll admit that the concept of “better” heating that we’re referring to here is subjective. When we talk to homeowners who have boilers and have experienced forced-air heating systems like furnaces, they prefer the boilers because the heat they receive mimics the warmth of the sun shining down on them. This might be a benefit for you and the members of your home as well.
We all want to increase the efficiency of your heater. Better efficiency means easier operation all for a lower cost. There’s really no downside. Boilers are typically more efficient because they’re water-based systems and water is a great conductor of heat.
Boilers typically last much longer than furnaces or even ductless systems. While furnaces and ductless systems can last you about 10 to 15 years, a boiler will last you about 20 to 25 years.
While the expected lifespan of a boiler is longer, you cannot expect your boiler to reach these years without the proper care. Make sure that you maintain your heater on a regular basis to upkeep the unit.