HEATING FAQS

Find Answers to Your Top Furnace Questions in Our Heating FAQs

At New Berlin Heating & Air Conditioning, we believe that part of staying comfortable is knowing what’s going on with your heating and cooling systems. So if you have boiler or furnace questions, you’ve come to the right place. Below, our experts are answering some of your most common HVAC questions. Read them over, and feel free to give us a call at 262-784-8889 with other comments or concerns.

The average furnace lasts about 13 years. However, with high-quality installation and maintenance services—like those at New Berlin Heating—furnaces can last up to 20 years. Plus, an annual clean and tune can help you get the most out of your system, including higher efficiency and fewer major repairs.

This is a fine line to walk. If your furnace is on the newer side (less than 10 years old) and a given repair costs less than half the price of a new system, you’re better off fixing it. But if your furnace is old (think 15 years old or older), constantly breaking down, or a repair is too costly to make, you should look into installing a new one.

We’ll help you during every step of the installation process. Our experts will measure your house and get to know its layout. This step helps us find the right size system—because one that’s too big won’t cycle properly and one that’s too small will run constantly to keep up with your demands. Then, we’ll lay out all your options and help you choose the one that best fits your budget and comfort needs.
Yes! By scheduling furnace or boiler maintenance once a year, you’re ensuring that your system operates efficiently, its working parts are cleaned and tuned, and it doesn’t break down or require a lot of repairs in the future. That efficiency can even help you save money on your energy bills moving forward. Plus, it keeps your system warranty valid in case something does happen to it.
Yes, but it’s not recommended. To switch, you would need your home retrofitted to accommodate the new type of system—something that can be costly and complex. If you already have a furnace, it makes the most sense to stick with that, and vice versa with a boiler.

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