What To Consider When Planning a Furnace Upgrade
Before deciding to replace a furnace it’s important to have it checked by an HVAC professional. There are many factors that will weigh into the decision of investing into a replacement or continuing to maintain the existing unit.
The determining factors for an upgrade will range from your current system’s efficiency and the cost of running it, to its expected lifetime. At any rate it’s not a good idea to merely replace a furnace if it is still well-rated energy wise and can be tuned up for the winter. At A-Tech Heating and Cooling we are dedicated to saving you money, and you can be sure that we will take all of these points into consideration when we determine what the best option for your home is.
In other cases, is indeed a good idea to replace an old furnace that is known to have issues. Ideally an old furnace should be replaced before the winter comes. No one wants to wait around for hours or days without heat while their old furnace has to be emergency replaced due to a failure. A good reason to have a furnace replaced is to save on fuel costs when it is certain that a new model will be much more effective.
Upgrading to an efficient unit can save you as much as twenty percent on energy bills every month; which in the long-run will pay for itself. Once you’ve decided that a furnace replacement is necessary, it’s time to consider every aspect of the upgrade. However, when you hire us for your HVAC needs we will take all of the items mentioned below so that you don’t have to.
Will Your Desired Furnace Have Enough Heating Capacity?
If your current furnace has trouble heating your home, it’s important that the issue is addressed with the new unit. The capacity will have to be greater to ensure that the home is properly heated this time around. If your current furnace is too large it could be using much more energy than necessary to run and heat your home.
An HVAC contractor should have a lot of experience with various home and furnace sizes, so they will be able to guide you through picking a new furnace with the correct capacity. They will also install the new unit and make sure that it is properly tuned for the highest efficiency rating possible.
Will Your New Furnace Use the Same Fuel Source?
Unless if you plan on getting a new fuel or energy line out to your home, it’s important to look at furnaces that run on the fuel source that you have available. Some fuel options include oil, gas, and electricity.
Depending on the availability and cost of your choice of fuel, it may make sense to switch your unit to a new fuel source. Using gas over electricity in some areas could save thousands of dollars over a decade, and vice versa. At A-Tech Heating and Cooling our certified HVAC professionals will be able to assist you in considering what fuel source is best to run your furnace with. They will also be able to provide a quote for running a new fuel line out to your home should you decide that it will be more cost-effective to make such an investment.
Can You Hire a Professional?
If your budget can only cover the costs of an amateur, it might be a better idea to wait for an upgrade. A contractor which is not licensed and insured could lead to more headaches down the road than they are worth, such as safety compromises and liability costs. At A-Tech Heating and Cooling our company is both licensed and insured. Not to mention that in the years since we’ve founded our company we have never had to file an insurance claim.
In addition to having an outstanding track record, A-Tech Heating and Cooling also offers financing options. So if your furnace replacement is an absolute must, you can get the unit and work you need for your home right away. Just give us a call with any questions or appointment needs you may have, and we’ll be happy to help in anyway possible.