Your furnace has performed well for many years now, it was in the house when you bought it, so there is no telling how old it really is. It has been maintained with check-ups, and clean filters throughout its life and always kept your home with comfortable temperatures. But when you had your maintenance done this year, the HVAC technician who did the work asked if you had thought of upgrading. This one seems to be ancient, and there have been many improvements in heating/cooling for the home since this one was new, and the best on the market.
The heating season has already started, and your furnace has been maintained for this year, so you can use it this year while checking into other options when the heating season is over with. Checking past electricity and fuel supply bills for the season is a good way to start. Is the house as comfortable in the cold weather as it has been in the past? Does the furnace seem to be running more than usual? Does it run longer to maintain the house for a comfortable climate? These things, and the age of the unit are to be taken into consideration when looking for a replacement. It may be time to upgrade to a system that can handle the heat, as well as cooling in the summer months.
Contact your local HVAC company when it comes to cooling, and heating requirements. They have the training to advise you on the size and safety, as well as cost of replacing your old system with a new, environmentally friendly and efficient model. Your HVAC technician will look at the system you have, take measurements, and test the unit to see what it is currently operating at, and to make sure you have the right size unit for the needs of your home and get it installed and working for you.
Keeping up with technology can be great and it will benefit you, your budget, and the environment all at the same time! The new HVAC units for the whole house have come a long way in the past years, and they are always evolving to keep up with the demands of a growing housing demand. Your HVAC company will advise you in the best and most efficient for your home size, whether it is a replacement or being incorporated into a new home still on the drawing board.
Our homes are a retreat from everyday life, and it is relaxing to come home to an inviting, relaxing atmosphere after a day at work! Replacing your furnace to a HVAC will give you more enjoyment and safety with the economical and environmental savings that an updated and well maintained unit will offer you. And the added bonus of air conditioned nirvana in the hot months.
The heating season will soon be upon us, is your unit ready to face another season of keeping your family comfortable with its reliable performance? Or is it time to make that call and re-evaluate your present system to ensure its continued efficient, and economical operation with routine maintenance or an estimate of a replacement and how much you can possibly save with this long term investment for your home and family. It is one of the bigger expenses we have when keeping a house and money well spent in the long run.