Your furnace is a critical appliance in your home; it keeps you warm and comfortable throughout the winter. However, it can be an expensive appliance as well. As much as 50% of your energy bill in the winter can go to your heating bill. You may not realize that replacing your furnace can actually save you money.
Money-Saving Features of New Furnaces
There are a couple of different ways new furnaces save you money. First, old furnaces are notoriously inefficient. They may heat your home well, but they require a lot of energy to do it.
New furnaces are much more energy-efficient and simply require less energy to achieve the same outcome. Less energy use means a lower monthly energy bill for you.
In addition to being more energy-efficient, new furnaces also come with smart features that allow them to run less often. Some furnaces even have smart features that learn your habits and direct heat toward rooms that you are actually using, rather than heating the whole house at once.
How to Know when Heating Repairs are Too Expensive
If you have an old furnace or a furnace that is simply giving you a lot of problems, at some point, you have to determine whether the repairs are costing you more than a new furnace would. The easiest way to make this determination is to get an estimate on a new furnace from a professional.
At Rowland Air, we always provide free and accurate estimates. Simply call us to get started, and we’ll be able to help you find a new furnace that works for you, then give you an accurate estimate for the unit and installation costs.
Once you get an estimate, you should compare this with your recent repair costs. As a general rule, if the cost of repairs is 50% or more of the cost of a new furnace, you are better off replacing it.
When Should You Get a New Furnace Installed?
Sometimes it can be tricky to know when to get a new furnace versus when you should get repairs. In addition to high repair costs, here are a few other signs that it is time for a new furnace:
- Your furnace is more than 15 years old
- Your energy bills have gone up consistently
- The furnace won’t keep your house warm
- An increase in dust in your home
- Humidity problems in your home
If you notice any of these signs, it’s likely time to think about installing a new furnace.
Consult the Professionals About Furnace Replacement
If you are unsure about whether you need a new furnace, the best thing you can do is consult a professional. The technicians at Rowland Air are here to help.