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How do I know if I should repair or replace my current heating system?

Here at Metric Plumbing we take pride in our yearly maintenance services. Our technicians come out and accesss your unit to ensure that it is running safely and efficiently for the season.

There are three main contributing factors we access when making that decision. Unit life expectancy, unit efficiency and the units current condition.

Life expectancy

If you have had your furnace or boiler for 20+ years you could assume it is nearing the end of its life expectancy. A lot of times older systems have parts that are discontinued and can be much more expensive, if not completely unavailable. (Note: if you consistently have your units professionally maintained, you can be sure to add a longer lifespan to your unit.)


Even if you completely restore an aging unit (which is expensive to do!), you will still only have the efficiency that it was rated for when it was manufactured, at best. In a lot of cases, installing a new heating system can pay for itself in energy savings within a relatively short period of time.

Current Condition

If you have not maintained your unit and breakdowns are happening more and more frequently, You should begin to consider replacing your unit. This is a big decision, so have a professional provide you with their suggestions. Also, make sure to check for any warranty’s the unit provides.

So when it comes time to decide whether you should replace or just repair your unit consider having one of our knowledgeable Metric Plumbing technicians come out and access your unit to see what direction would be best!

Metric Plumbing & Heating

320 Grove Ave

Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

(973) 857-1535

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