Posted: December 13, 2021 by Andy
A new furnace is a serious investment for any Northeast Ohio homeowner. Although it's not something that needs to be done often, most folks will face needing to purchase a new central heating system at some point when owning a home.
Our caring team at Hey Neighbor Heating & Cooling wants to help you understand how your furnace works and what signs to watch for that indicate it's time to replace your heating system.
Your furnace's age is arguably the most significant factor when deciding when it's time to replace it. The average lifespan of a furnace is 15-20 years, but this can vary greatly depending on how well the unit has been maintained. If your furnace is a teenager or older, it's time to start planning for its replacement.
Another sign that it might be time to swap out your furnace for a new model is its service record. As your heating system ages, you'll find yourself calling our HVAC experts out for repairs more frequently. In addition, you'll likely see the cost of each service call increase as well.
If your repair costs reach half the price of a new furnace in one year, it's a wise financial decision to invest in a new heating system.
A savvy homeowner keeps a close eye on their monthly energy expenses. If your energy cost doesn't rise, but your bills do, it's a safe bet that it's time to replace your furnace. HVAC equipment tends to work less efficiently over time, requiring more energy to generate the same amount of heat.
New models are considerably more energy-efficient than older ones. As a result, you'll immediately begin to recover your equipment investment in the form of lower utility bills.
Here's an example. If your annual heating cost is $2,000 and your new furnace has an annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating that is 15% better than your old unit, you'll save $300 each year. Naturally, if your new system is more efficient than that, you'll save even more!
Although many factors affect your home's indoor air quality (IAQ), your furnace makes the largest impact. If routine maintenance like regular tune-ups and changing your air filters don't solve dust, humidity, or other air quality issues, it may be time to replace your furnace.
It's wise to pay attention to your furnace's daily behavior. Buzzing, rattling, or excessive vibration may each warrant a service call. If one of our professional technicians discovers that your furnace has visible wear or damage, it's a wise decision to upgrade to a new, quieter furnace.
An older furnace can also produce a danger that you can't hear or smell - carbon monoxide gas (CO). Your furnace's heat exchanger can crack over time and leak poisonous CO gas. We use a state-of-the-art detection camera during each furnace service call, to help ensure your family's safety. A furnace with a cracked heat exchanger must be replaced immediately. By law, and for your protection, a heat exchanger cannot be repaired.
If your home doesn't feel as cozy anymore when your furnace is on, you may want to investigate the cause. An older furnace that is working inefficiently can cause different areas of your home to vary in temperature, leading to hot and cold spots. When you upgrade to a newer model, you'll certainly enhance your family's overall comfort level.
Finally, take stock of your furnace's physical appearance. Signs of rust, cracks, or other visual defects indicate that it's a smart time to explore your new furnace options.
If you'd like a professional evaluation of your current heating costs and how they compare to a new furnace's return on investment (ROI), give our helpful team a call. Our friendly Comfort Consultants can help you assess your current system and share information about the new models available to help you make the best decision for your household. Call us at 330-262-4100 or request service online today!
We're committed to providing fast friendly emergency service 24 hours a day 7 days a week for residential heating and air conditioning systems in Wooster, Millersburg and the surrounding areas.
Our 24-hour emergency on-call service means you'll never have to go through another cold winter night or a hot, humid summer day. We service residents of Wayne and Holmes counties with no after-hours or overtime fees, so you'll never have to worry about paying extra because your furnace or air conditioner decided it wanted to quit on the weekend or a holiday!
Our service trucks are ready for your emergency after-hours service call with over 5000 stocked parts so you don't have to wait for us to chase down the parts you need.
Fast and done right the first time
We'll keep your Wayne County furnace running smoothly, and we service gas and electric heaters, heat pumps, ductless mini-split systems and more. Our local, licensed, friendly HVAC technicians drive fully-stocked service vans so when we troubleshoot your Holmes County HVAC system and find a faulty part, we can replace it right then! Whatever you need in the area of heating and cooling repair in Wooster, Millersburg, and the surrounding areas, we've got you covered!
The right system for your home
Whether you're a homeowner in Rittman who's in the market for a new, high-efficiency furnace, a mobile home owner in Shreve who's tired of baking in the summertime or you're a property manager in Dalton looking to replace old, temperamental air conditioning systems in apartments with new reliable units, our experience enables us to quickly and accurately assess your HVAC needs. You'll get the new furnace install and central air conditioning upgrade that's right for you.
Protect your investment
While we don't mind visiting your home for a dead-of-winter breakdown (it's what we do), we want to help you avoid that unfortunate situation altogether. That's why we offer affordable Wayne and Holmes County seasonal HVAC maintenance to reduce the future need for heating and cooling repairs. Our thorough inspections catch little problems before they become big ones. An annual HVAC tune-up by one of our expert techs saves you money, time, and stress!
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