Gas Furnaces / Central Heating
Replacing or improving a furnace can deliver steady savings over the life of a heating systems life span, but efficient heating isn’t only about money.
Is it time for a furnace replacement to get you through the winter? What efficiency rating and type will you choose? Have you thought about other heating systems that might work well for your home? The experts in furnace repair at Rain or Shine® are here to help you with your furnace questions.
Repair or Replace?
Your home’s HVAC system is an expensive investment. Perhaps this tempts you to put off a furnace replacement and choose to repair your outdated unit instead. Consider these factors when deciding whether to repair or replace:
•Age: A 12- to 15-year-old furnace is probably on its last leg and not worth repairing, especially if you have already poured money into several repairs over the past season or two.
•Investment cost: It costs more to replace than to repair, but consider the long-term investment cost of keeping your old furnace up and running. The knowledgeable comfort technicians at Rain or Shine can help you with the information to determine what system fits your needs..
•Utility rates: By taking utility bills from past seasons and calculating future bills based on rising utility rates, you can determine how much it will cost to run your existing furnace this year. Compare that with the energy consumed by a new furnace at the same utility rates and see what savings you can expect from a furnace replacement.
Different Types of Furnaces and Heating Systems
Furnaces are one of the most popular heating systems today:
•Gas furnaces have low operational costs and are therefore the most common.
•Electric furnaces are a good alternative where natural gas is not available.
Other types of heating systems are also available:
•Heat pumps work like ACs during the summer and ACs in reverse during the winter.
•Boilers heat water for radiant heating systems.
What to Consider when Choosing a Furnace Replacement
•Geographic location: If you rely more on heating than air conditioning because you live in a cold geographic location, it’s worthwhile to invest in a high-efficiency furnace replacement. Paying the extra upfront cost might not be economical for warm-climate residents, though.
•Existing system: If you’re interested in adding air conditioning, a heat pump might be a better choice than a furnace, depending on your climate. Then again, if your home doesn’t have ductwork, a boiler could prove to be the most economical.
Benefits of an Energy-Efficient Furnace Replacement
•Energy savings: Upgrading from your mediocre furnace to a high-efficiency model, you can expect immediate and profound savings on your monthly utility bills all season long.
•Improved home comfort: The features that help an efficient furnace perform better also keeps you more comfortable. Expect more even temperatures from room to room and fewer drafts that diminish your comfort level.
•Environmentally friendly: Put away your guilt while running your high-efficiency furnace this winter. By keeping your home comfortable with less fuel consumption, an energy-efficient furnace replacement helps conserve fossil fuels. It also gives off fewer emissions that negatively impact the environment.
To learn more about making an efficient furnace replacement, contact Rain or Shine®. We’re equipped to provide the professional replacement you’re looking for.
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