REPAIR OR REPLACE FURNACEAugust 24, 2022
RISING HVAC COSTSSeptember 30, 2022
A new furnace can be a considerable investment and there is a wealth of information to take in before you make a decision to replace your furnace. It is difficult to know where to start. The following are some areas you may want to focus on to help you make an informed decision. Knowledge is power!
The obvious first step is to check to be sure that your furnace needs to be replaced. The age of your heating system must be considered as well as the number of repairs you’ve had to make over recent years. You don’t want to throw good money after bad. Another factor is efficiency. If you’ve seen your heating bills go up without increasing your energy consumption, this could be a sign that your system isn’t running at peak efficiency. Something else to be aware of is that because furnaces burn fuel there is a potential risk of a carbon monoxide leak. It is always prudent to have a carbon monoxide detector in several areas of your home. Also, weird noises can be a cry for help from your heating system.
Now that you have checked your systems performance and noted some areas of concern, this may be the time to face facts and look at the positive side of getting a new furnace. A new heating system with the energy star rating is at the very least 15% more energy efficient than a conventional 20-year-old furnace. Not only will you be more comfortable in your home, but over time the savings on your energy bill will offset some of your furnace replacement costs.
Furnace replacement costs depend on where you live and what type of furnace you decide on. It’s a good idea to check with a local supplier in your area.
Now it’s time for a professional evaluation. AUBURN HEATING PLUMBING & AIR CONDITIONING 440-543-1777 can give you a home and system analysis that will bring you up to speed on new HVAC technology and what upgrades are available for your needs. Auburn offers financing - 0% for 18 months aka 18 months same as cash OR 9.9% with 2% minimum payments.
Timing is important when replacing a furnace. Plan your new furnace installation for September, October, or November, that way you're not waiting in line when demand for service is high. Keep in mind that a furnace replacement usually takes a full day, so plan ahead and don’t be left out in the cold.