How will you decide when it's time to replace your existing furnace, heat pump or air conditioner?
The best time to decide on when to purchase a new furnace, heat pump or air conditioner is before it breaks down. It is best not to wait until your furnace is broken before you decide to replace it. This allows you the chance to adequately shop for the right heating or cooling equipment, rather than being forced to rush to get the heat back on.
A basic rule of thumb to consider is the age of your furnace. If your furnace is over 15 years old, it is probably a good time to consider replacing it. While it is true that a 15-year old furnace might still function, the likelihood that it is working efficiently is pretty low in most cases. Today's furnaces and heat pumps are substantially higher in efficiency, meaning lower heating bills.
A second consideration is how costly the repair is. Generally speaking, if the repair is going to cost more than $500, it may be a good time to consider replacing your unit.
Proper installation and maintenance of your furnace or air conditioner helps ensure energy efficiency, consistent temperatures throughout your home, and a long life for your system. Improper installation can reduce system efficiency by up to 30% - costing you more on your utility bills and possibly shortening the equipment's life! Selecting the right residential contractor is therefore vital. We're glad you found us! With more than 75 years of experience in the heating and air conditioning business you can count on us.
We offer several major brands of heating and cooling equipment. The most important thing we will do for you is make certain that you have the right piece of equipment, and that it has been sized correctly. Once your new furnace, heat pump or air conditioner is selected and sized, it will be professionally installed and run through its paces to ensure proper operation and maximum efficiency!