According to experts, the summer months are the best time of the year to replace your furnace. It is during this time period that you are likely not going to need to turn the unit on, which means you won’t have any heating “downtime” while the replacement is being done.
The fact is, if you wait until you have a problem, and it is cold both inside and outside, you and your entire family will have to remain uncomfortable until the repairs or replacement can be completed.
Signs a New Furnace is Needed
In addition to knowing what time of year to replace your furnace, it is also a good idea to get to know some of these signs that this replacement is necessary. One sure sign you should not wait to have the system replaced is if your furnace was struggling to keep your home warm toward the end of the last heating season. Additionally, if you have a unit that is more than 15 years old and the costs to keep having it repaired are continuing to go up, then this is also another sign you should consider replacement.
Why is it so Important to Consider this Replacement Carefully?
Your HVAC system (which includes your furnace) is one of the most expensive pieces of equipment in your home that you rely on each day. As a result, you want to make sure you choose the right system for your home, as well as your budget. Taking the time now, when the system is not needed is the best way to get to know all your options and reduce the stress of this important decision. You also won’t have to worry about the system failing when you need it most if you replace it before the cold weather moves in.
Benefits of Replacing Your System
When you make the decision to upgrade your equipment, you will be able to save a significant amount on your energy costs. According to information from the U.S. Energy Star program, when you purchase an Energy Star-certified furnace, it will be four percent more efficient than the baseline model. Also, in reference to the Environmental Protection Agency, when you install a new Energy Star furnace, you can save (on average) $94 per year and if you choose an Energy Star rated furnace, you can save up to $66 on average each year.
If you are ready to replace your home’s furnace, then it is a good idea to begin looking into the options you have available today. Replacing the system now, will save you quite a bit of stress and hassle down the road. It will also ensure you aren’t left out in the cold when the cooler weather moves in.