Friday, October 19, 2018

Optimize or Replace Your Furnace This Heating Season

Be ready for the cold weather coming soon by calling an HVAC technician to come and service or replace your furnace today. When your system is serviced, it reveals how well your furnace is running.

If your system is somewhat new, routine maintenance checks can extend its life and help you spend less money to keep the house warm. If the system is old and no longer efficient, a technician will most likely explain that it can no longer be optimized and instead, must be replaced. An older system that continues to run can cost you a lot more money to keep your house warm than installing a new system altogether.

Know When It's Time to Replace Your Furnace

If you find the heating system needs frequent repairs, this is a sign that it needs replacing. As the system breaks down and repairs need to be made, check to see that replacement isn't the better option. The cost of replacement is often less in the long run than repairing.

Beyond saving money, a heating system that is no longer efficient is not good for the environment. You will need to use extra resources to run the system and your carbon footprint will increase. Good maintenance is an investment, and it is wise to invest thoughtfully in such an important system within your home.

Advantages of Replacement

To assist you in determining whether your system needs replacing, remember to factor in the benefits of replacement:

  • Cost - The most obvious and immediate benefit to replacing an older system will be the reduced operating cost. Notice a theme developing.
  • Environmental - As mentioned, newer systems are designed to be eco-friendly.
  • Smart Systems - Home heating today has changed. Smart Home technology has vastly enhanced your climate control capabilities. Online operation and voice control are just a couple of the newer features.
  • Tax Incentives - Depending on the system installed and its efficiency rating, you may qualify for certain tax breaks.

If you have questions or concerns about your home’s heating system, please contact us at Blackie’s Heating and Air Conditioning today.

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