How to Know When You Need Heating Repair for Your Long Island, NY Home

If you’ve ever had your heating system quit on a cold, dark night, then you know how unpleasant that experience can be. Not only are you and your family struggling to keep warm, but you’re also faced with trying to find a heating contractor who can help you during this emergency. The best way you can head off a situation like that from happening is to prevent it before it does. If you pay attention to your Long Island, NY home’s heating system, it will likely tell you that it either needs repair or replacement. Carrier® explains that there are a few ways you can tell if your system needs some heating repairs – or if it’s time to think about a new one.

If your house feels chilly no matter how much you crank up your thermostat, and if your energy bills are on the increase but you’re not keeping your home any warmer than usual, then heating repairs in the near future are probably in the cards for your Long Island, NY home. When you notice these factors, you’ll want to assess your heating system. How old is it? The maximum life for furnaces, for instance, is about 20 years, with the equipment’s efficiency diminishing over time. And, older heating systems generally have much lower efficiencies than their modern counterparts. When you compare your efficiency rating to your energy bill, you’ll be able to see if your heating system is underperforming – that likely indicates an underlying problem that needs attention. Age and efficiencies of your heating system are a good measuring stick when it comes down to the decision between making heating repairs or replacing your entire system.

At T.F. O’Brien, we always assess the situation when it comes to our Long Island, NY customers’ heating repair needs. If we check out your system and then discover that the costs of repairs will be significant, especially when compared to the cost of replacement, we’ll help you decide if a new installation is the better choice for you. We know that new heating equipment can be costly, and that’s why many people wait until their furnace or boiler breathes its last breath to replace it. You might be surprised to learn, though, that modern, high-efficiency heating equipment might actually save you money in the long run! You’ll likely see your home comfort levels increase – and your heating bills decrease, sometimes significantly. And because of the national focus on greener living, there are often rebates and incentives available on higher efficiency equipment, from both the state and utility companies. T.F. O’Brien can help you find incentives, get financing if you qualify, and install a heating system that’s a perfect fit for your home, your lifestyle and your budget.

Of course, we’re not going to try to sell you a heating system if you don’t need one. If we discover that a heating repair is all you need to get the heating system in your Long Island, NY home up and running again, we’ll send in one of our skilled heating repair technicians to help. Regardless of the make or model of heating system you currently have, we can identify the issue and make your repairs quickly, so that you know you and your family will be safe and comfortable in no time. When you have a service agreement with us, you’ll receive top priority when it comes to your emergency repair needs – even when we’re at our busiest. (Of course, if you’re having us service and maintain your system on an annual basis, your equipment will last longer and the need for heating repairs will be less likely to occur.)

Don’t let another cold Long Island, NY winter leave you feeling the chill – count on us to help you stay warm no matter how frightful the weather outside may get. When you need heating repair in Long Island, T.F. O’Brien is ready to assist you. T.F. O’Brien proudly serves all of Long Island, including Nassau County, Suffolk County, and Brooklyn. Just give us a call at 516.488.1800.