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Should I Replace My Boiler with a Furnace?

Do you ever wonder if the boiler in your St. Charles home is the best fit
possible? At Jerry Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning, we understand
that making the right choice for your home or business is paramount to
comfort, both physically and financially. So how do you know if a furnace
installation is the right move? Let’s discuss…


When is it time to replace a boiler?

If we’re talking about a brand-new boiler that came with your home,
less than a few years of age, it’s probably not time to look to
replacing it. A well-serviced new boiler can provide you with exceptional
heating for a good while. But, if your boiler is getting on in years,
or is exhibiting a few warning signs, it may be time to seek out a replacement
in furnace installation. Signs you need replacement include:


    • Age. If your boiler exceeds fifteen to twenty years, you’ll save
      more in the long run by switching to a furnace as soon as possible.


    • Damage. Rust, cracks in pipe work, or damaged components all indicate replacement
      is in order.


    • Improper, or inadequate heating. Boilers
      should have no issue keeping you warm. If it
      is having trouble, replace it.


    • Operating my boiler is too expensive. In many situations, boilers are simply
      too costly to operate. While they don’t need frequent repair, the
      repair itself is exceptionally costly, and depending on the fuel source
      your furnace uses, it may be too expensive to operate that heavy-duty
      boiler in the first place.


Why choose a furnace?

You may be wondering why we’re suggesting to replace a worn out
boiler with a
furnace, instead of simply getting a new boiler. Well, there are a number of reasons:


    • Furnace installation is less costly. Boilers are a fine way to get your
      heat, but those hulks are very costly. An electric, gas, or oil furnace
      installation is a considerably easier pill to swallow, and provides all
      of the same benefits (and some better!).


    • Greater efficiency at lower prices. The price range for a high-efficiency
      boiler that keeps up with today’s demands is steep, whereas you
      can achieve much better energy-efficiency with a furnace at much more
      reasonable prices.


    • Less property risk. Boilers that aren’t in good repair can cause
      massive property damage, including water damage and irreparable structural
      damage. Furnaces do not share this flaw.


    • Easier repair. Furnace repair presents far fewer complications, making
      it cheaper, and much less time-intensive.


    • Simple installation. Furnace installation and a furnace replacement is
      a simple process, taking no more than a handful of hours.


    • Options and additions. Furnaces play well with quite a few excellent additional
      services and home improvement equipment like humidifiers and air purifiers.


Superior furnace installation in Missouri with Jerry Kelly

At Jerry Kelly, bringing you the best services, products and options possible
is our primary goal.
Contact us today to learn more about our top-tier heating options, or to set an appointment!