Replacing your heating unit is not like changing your clothes or shoes. There are things you need to consider before deciding for an upgrade since the unit’s price is undeniably expensive. Take time to research and understand all the considerations to avoid regrets. Also, do not forget to talk to your local HVAC contractor for better recommendations.
Here are the top considerations to bear in mind before replacing your furnace unit this fall.
- Age of Your Furnace
This is the first thing to consider when replacing your furnace. The ideal lifespan of your unit should be fifteen to twenty years. Now, if it is nearly reaching that extent, then it is time for you to look for a new unit for your home.
- Budget for New Installation
Be sure of how much you want to spend for an upgrade and installation. When allocating a budget for this, consider the buying cost and long-term efficiency. Talk to your HVAC contractor to get assistance on proper balancing of upfront cost and low operating cost. This can help you find what furnace suits best for your home.
- Frequency of Repairs
To pay respect to the service provided by your heating unit during the cold months, you need to make sure that it is always in top shape through professional repairs. But if the repair becomes too costly and comes out more frequent, then look for a better solution. Be sure to assess the economic sense of repair and replacement before deciding.
- Efficiency Rating
STAR rating can help you find the right appliances for your home that can provide better energy efficiency. When it comes to the heating system, this consideration is important since the unit is typically responsible for nearly half of your utility cost every month. Everyone knows that buying a new furnace is a big investment and getting the best one is extremely critical to help you save money.
- Professional Recommendation
Professionals can better recommend you a unit that suits best for your home type. If your old unit gives you stress and it does not warm your home well even in its initial year of use, then maybe you picked the wrong size. Professionals can conduct a load calculation and recommend a unit that fits your home.
This fall season, many homeowners are preparing their homes for the coming cold months. One step they do is replacing their old heating system to meet the comfort demands of winter. How about you? Is your home ready for the frost? Call us at Micheal’s Cooling & Heating to help you!