At BZ Dependable, we get many questions from our Fort Lee, NJ customers about boilers. One of the more common questions is how to know when it is time to replace a boiler. The best thing to do is to consult with a professional – we can inspect your current boiler system and give you an honest assessment of its condition. We’ll also test the efficiency so you know how effectively your current system is heating your home.
There are some factors to consider when determining whether or not a boiler replacement is the most cost-effective solution for you.
Having your boiler tested by one of our heating technicians is a great way to get started in the replacement process. If your current boiler is not working efficiently, you may want to replace it with a new high-efficiency model that has a higher efficiency rating. You could also have other issues, such as poor insulation or sealing, that are affecting overall home efficiency.
Many older homes were not properly insulated when they were built. Before you install a new high-efficiency boiler, you may need to retrofit other components or add insulation. Not doing these things first will not allow you to get the most energy savings from a new boiler.
You may also want to consider switching from oil to natural gas, and the technicians at BZ Dependable can certainly help you out with that. One of the main benefits of switching to a natural–gas powered boiler is that gas is a more cost-effective fuel source. Another added benefit is that you will no longer have to store a large tank for the oil or have it delivered, which also frees up space in your basement. With natural gas, the fuel for your new boiler will be piped directly into your home. Lastly, making the shift to natural gas helps reduce use of foreign oil reserves and reduces your carbon footprint while also saving you money!
Call the Fort Lee, NJ heating experts at BZ dependable for all your boiler needs!