Replacing a furnace is like replacing other appliances in the home. You can get great use out of a furnace for up to 12-15 years, but once you reach that point your furnace needs to be replaced, otherwise you’ll spend more in ongoing repairs and potentially experience dangerous conditions.
We will always provide you with an honest assessment of your furnace and when we recommend a new installation. You deserve honest, expert advice because a new furnace install isn’t a small job.
How do you know when it’s time for a new furnace installation?
Knowing when it’s time for a fresh installation is key to making the appropriate decision, and we don’t want you to feel pressured into getting something you don’t need or want. Here are a few signs that your furnace needs an upgrade:
- Furnace is older than 10 years
- Strange noises coming from your furnace or through vents
- Frequent need of repairs
- Higher energy use and trouble maintaining indoor temperature
What happens during a new installation?
A new furnace installation goes beyond the furnace. We are a comprehensive HVAC company, so we address all areas of your heating and cooling system. We will certainly design and install a furnace that fits your home and your needs exactly, but we will also look at other factors:
- Air leaks in your ventilation
- Air ducts that need sealing
- Home insulation
- Energy efficiency
Only addressing the new furnace during installation is only part of the equation. If we don’t address air leaks and unsealed ducts, then your furnace will not operate at its maximum capacity and won’t save you anything on energy. This is why a comprehensive installation is so important and why we stress such work.
During our initial evaluation, we will search for all of those factors to make note of what needs to be addressed during installation. Of course, it’s not fun learning about air leaks and unsealed ducts. But it’s best that we address them during a new installation so everything can be fixed and working at 100 percent for you. Then you will have great peace of mind.