The initial cost of installing a new furnace is often cited by homeowners as a reason to hang on to their old, unreliable heating equipment. Yet the initial cost may actually become very affordable when all the benefits of replacing the old system are explored.
If you are struggling to keep your current furnace in working order, here are some very convincing reasons to schedule the installation of a new furnace as soon as possible.
One of the first benefits you may notice after replacing an inefficient furnace is an improved comfort level inside your home. Instead of areas that are too cool or too warm, a properly sized and installed high-efficiency furnace will be powerful enough to provide stable comfort throughout the living areas.
In addition, homeowners who have had trouble with fluctuating humidity inside their home or uncomfortable conditions for family members with respiratory issues may see more stable, comfortable humidity levels after installing a new furnace.
Reliability in times of heavy use
Older furnaces may also fail to stand up to heavy usage, such as when frigid weather conditions force heating systems to work much harder than they normally would need to.
In addition, the potential cost of emergency service calls to fix an old furnace is sure to be considerable. During an emergency furnace failure, homeowners may also find themselves paying for motel rooms to keep the family warm or repairs for plumbing problems caused by an extended lack of heat.
Lower monthly energy bills
One of the most important financial reasons for replacing your old furnace with a new, more efficient model is lower monthly energy bills during the heating and cooling season. This monthly savings computed over the lifespan of the new furnace can offset much of the initial cost of the purchase and installation.
Adding value to the home
Another reason to consider replacing an old furnace is if there are plans to sell the home in the next few years. Prospective buyers use big-ticket home improvement items as part of their process of comparing one home to another before making an offer. Homes that are already outfitted with a newer, high-efficiency furnace can attract more interest and result in higher purchase offers.
To learn more about all the reasons why now is the right time to schedule the installation of a new furnace, take time to discuss your concerns with a furnace installation contractor in your area.