With an average life span of about 15–20 years, furnaces have the important job of heating your home. However, once they age beyond this point, they’ll no longer operate efficiently and might drive up your energy bills as a result. To help ensure your home is sufficiently warm for the cold months ahead, here’s why you should invest in a furnace replacement this fall.
Prepare Yourself for Winter Temperature Drops
Winter is just around the corner, and so are its accompanying frigid temperatures. If your furnace has passed the 15-year mark, frequently breaks down, or is operating louder than usual, it’s time for a replacement. Autumn is the perfect time to make the switch—before temperatures really drop. If you put it off, you could wind up in the middle of a snowstorm with little to no heat in your home.
Save on Energy Costs
If your furnace isn’t running efficiently, your monthly energy costs can quickly skyrocket. This becomes especially problematic in the winter when your furnace has to work at full capacity to keep your home warm. Products bearing the Energy Star® logo, such as Luxaire®, are tested to be at least 15% more energy-efficient than standard products in their category. Consumers should then reference the EnergyGuide label. The EnergyGuide label utilizes several industry-standard efficiency and performance benchmarks, such as the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor and Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, to determine a more consumer-friendly interpretation of the full costs of your new furnace.
Prevent Costly Repairs
Saving money by improving your home’s HVAC equipment efficiency is a good idea any time of the year, but replacing your existing system in the fall can prevent the need for costly winter repairs. When cold temperatures hit, your comfort isn’t the only thing at risk if your existing furnace fails. Your home’s plumbing is also sensitive to cold temperatures. Expensive as a broken or failing furnace can be to fix, these costs can skyrocket when coupled with the price of a burst pipe. Being proactive and replacing your furnace in the fall ensures a warm, dry, house this winter.
If you need a furnace replacement, look no further than White Refrigeration. Since 1973, they’ve been keeping the families of Alliance, OH, safe and comfortable, with everything from furnace installation to HVAC maintenance. For a free estimate from a certified technician, give them a call today at (330) 821-1243, or visit their website for more information about their furnaces.