If your furnace has been around for awhile and is not performing like it did when it was brand new, it may be time to consider getting a new one. Furnace replacement must be carefully considered because you will need expert advice before you can make an intelligent decision about getting a new furnace or keeping the one you have. But there are things to look for which might mean that a furnace replacement may be the best option to keep you and your family heated and warm in the coming winter.
- The 15 year old rule. If your furnace is 15 years or older, it may be time to have it replaced. Modern furnaces made within the past 5 years are up to 30 percent more efficient than older furnaces, and the amount of energy that you’ll save by upgrading to a new furnace, may well cover the cost by itself over a few years.
- Frequent breakdowns. If you are spending repair money every year to keep your furnace up and running, it may be time to consider taking the plunge and going for a new one. The hundreds of dollars you spend on repair bills each year can be saved by investing into a brand new furnace and saving on both repair bills and greater efficiency.
- Key components. Then two key components in a furnace are the heat exchanger and the control module. If one or the other malfunctions and needs to be replaced, in most cases it is always better to get a brand new furnace than to absorb the cost of parts and repair.
When you decide to get a new furnace, the best course of action is to call in a certified professional to calculate the correct type of furnace you need, and the one that will keep your home heated effectively and efficiently all season long.
For the best in expert advice about replacing your furnace, call in the pros at Roth Heating and Cooling. We’ve been serving the Portland, Oregon, area for over 35 years. For all of your HVAC needs.