A functional furnace meets your home's heating demands without drastically rising energy consumption. If you are planning to install a new system or move into a house that doesn't have already have a furnace, then your budget, heating demands, and type of fuel used are some of the things that will determine your choice.
If your furnace is more than 15 years old, it's time to start shopping for a new one. Also, if it breaks down often, it might be cheaper to install a new one than keep on repairing it. When your furnace is not working correctly:
- It costs you more in maintenance
- It doesn't meet your home heating demands
- It uses more energy which means you pay higher energy bills
- It's not reliable
Sometimes, you don't have to wait until the furnace is 15 to 20 years old to replace it. If you notice these issues, consult with a furnace installer and discuss whether it's better to replace or repair it.
It Doesn't Meet Your Home's Heating Demands
If some of the rooms don't receive enough heat, probably the unit is too small, the ducts are faulty, or they are ineffective. Also, if the air is too humid, it means that the system is too weak to meet your home demands. If you've tried repairing it but the problem persists, get a new system. When using a small unit, the only solution is to replace it with a larger, more efficient one.
Your Energy Bill is High
Older and faulty heat installations use more energy than newer, more energy-efficient models. With the need to reduce power consumption, the latest models in the market run on less energy and are easier to maintain. This is important because home heating takes up 42% of your utility bill.
The figure can go up when using an inefficient system. When your system has poor insulation and thermostat settings, you spend 30% more than you would when it's well maintained.
The Quality of Indoor Air Has Drastically Reduced
An old unit tends to be dirtier, and it may have leaking ducts. Through the tears, ducts suck in dust and other particles from the artic, basement, and crawl spaces, then emit into your indoor air. When the filters are too old or dirty, they are less effective. An old system may also emit more carbon monoxide when the system runs on natural gas, oil, or propane. Natural gas remains the most popular fuel choice in America.
A new, more energy-efficient system gives you peace of mind as you meet your home's heating needs. You'll also maintain a cleaner and healthier environment with minimal harmful emissions.Share