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Planning Your Future With (Or Without) Your Current Furnace 

As we move from winter into summer, it’s easy to overlook the furnaces that kept your home warm throughout the cold season. Your furnace may not have issues now, but we recommend you get that critical furnace repair done that you’ve been putting off. Maybe it’s time to replace your old furnace with a more efficient one or perhaps you need to add another form of heating. Summer is a fantastic time to carry out significant modifications to your home’s heating system.

Is Now a Good Time to Repair Your Furnace?  

Yes, especially if you know your furnace needs repair but have been putting it off. We can’t emphasize enough how crucial routine furnace repairs are. This statement is even more crucial for natural gas furnaces that may develop safety concerns if not maintained properly. If you think your furnace was running poorly or behaving strangely at the end of last winter season don’t wait until it’s too late to have it serviced! 

Is My Furnace Getting Too Old? 

It’s difficult to use the age of your furnace as a guide for when it’s time to replace it. The average mid-efficiency gas furnace can endure usage for 15 to 20 years, whereas high-efficiency furnaces tend to degrade faster and are more likely to need replacement at around 15 years. A typical gas fireplace can go for 20 years or more with normal maintenance. However, any furnace’s life expectancy is shortened if it isn’t maintained properly. If you have a 15-year-old furnace, we recommend having our professionals check it out to see whether it’s ready to be replaced. 

The Future is… a Heat Pump?

Here’s something to think about if you plan on replacing your furnace this Summer: what if you replaced the AC at the same time and used a heat pump?  

When compared to an electric furnace, heat pumps are energy-efficient heating and cooling systems that may help you save money. If your current furnace is electric and your AC is also getting older, we recommend seriously weighing this alternative. Heat pumps aren’t ideal for every house, but our specialists can assist you in determining whether this alternative is suitable for your home.