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Phil Laprairie, manager of Arpi’s residential division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 34 years. He raises funds for various organizations including the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and enjoys spending quality time with his two grandchildren...

Face It — Your Heating System Needs an Upgrade

Phil Laprairie

Face It — Your Heating System Needs an UpgradeNo matter how cutting edge your furnace was when you purchased and installed it, over time furnaces wear out and technology changes. Eventually you will come to the point where it makes more sense for you to replace the furnace in your Alberta or Calgary home than it does to repair it. Knowing when it's time to upgrade will help you make the best choices for your home.

Signs Your Heating System Needs to be Upgraded

Does your heating system need to be upgraded? Here are some signs to watch for:

1. Safety Issues - If your heating system is presenting a safety hazard for your family, then you definitely need to upgrade it. A cracked heat exchanger, which allows carbon monoxide to leak into the home, is a good example of this, as are electrical problems.

2. End of the Lifespan - A furnace is designed to last between 10 and 15 years. A boiler is designed to last between 12 and 18 years. If your heating system is nearing the end of its expected lifespan, costly repairs are not a wise choice. It's best to replace.

3. Costly Repairs - Any time your system needs a major repair, weigh the cost of repair against the cost of replacement. If you're looking to spend $800 to repair an old heating system, but a new, more efficient system would cost around $2,000, then it's a better choice to replace. You will get more efficiency and expected life out of the new model.

4. System Efficiency - Finally, consider the efficiency of your system. A new system can increase the efficiency of your home by a significant amount. Talk to an HVAC professional about the efficiency of your existing system, and see what improvements are possible with a new one.

Schedule Furnace Replacement Today

Are you thinking that furnace replacement is the right choice for your furnace? If you're ready to upgrade, Arpi's Industries is here to help. Contact the Arpi's Industries team today to discuss the best furnace for your Calgary home.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Calgary, Alberta about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about TOPIC and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide.

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