If you are tired of constantly calling an HVAC company to come out and make repairs to your furnace, it might be time to finally have your current furnace replaced with a brand-new, energy-efficient furnace. In fact, there are many signs that could indicate whether or not it’s time to upgrade your furnace with a new, energy-efficient model. Here are four:
1. Old Age
Age can take a toll on furnace performance. If you have had your current furnace for over 15 years, chances are you need to look at having it replaced.
2. More Money on Your Energy Bills
As a furnace ages, it begins to use more energy to perform, which ends up costing you more money. The money begins to add up on your electric bill, forcing you to pay more money each month.
3. The Comfort Level of Your Home Has Been Impacted
Is your home too hot when you need it to be cold, or vice versa? Are you constantly finding yourself hopping out of your chair to adjust the thermostat? If you are not comfortable, this might mean that your furnace is not properly distributing heat across your home.
4. Discolored Flame
If you notice a yellow flame, this could be a strong indication that carbon monoxide is present in the air. Other signs of a malfunctioning burner include moisture in the air and rust along the vent and flue pipes.
Homeowners who live in colder climates should be pleased to know that energy-efficient furnaces can rate up to 98% efficient. When choosing an energy efficient furnace, be sure to check to see if it as an ENERGY Star label. These furnaces will reduce annual heating costs.
When it all comes down to it, a healthy and comfortable home or work environment requires a sound and efficient heating system. Here at Dowd Mechanical, Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., we offer a wide variety of energy-efficient options that will save you money, time, energy and comfort for many years. To learn more about our furnace installations and/or repair services, please browse or website, or give us a call today.