An Omaha furnace over 12 years old can often become a major headache, and it may be a better idea to replace one than to continually repair it. That’s even more true if your system is in the 15-20 year range.
To replace or to hang on? It can be a difficult choice and for multiple reasons. For example, what if your current furnace has a couple of good, repair-free years left in it; although, how would you know unless you waited to find out? On the flip side, how much would you save on repair bills and energy costs if you were to replace it now? Once again, all you can do is speculate. For most people, the decision comes down to this: which option will give you the greatest peace of mind.
If you are inclined to start looking for a replacement furnace, here are some important points to consider before you buy:
Function and Features vs. Brand
Though some homeowners swear by a particular brand, the truth is that many companies offer units of comparable quality and longevity. If efficiency and environmental friendliness are among your top priorities, make sure any furnace is Energy Star-rated.
When you buy a furnace, choose a furnace contractor that guarantees your satisfaction, and does so in writing. If you don’t find that information on their web site, just ask.
Consider the Whole System
Many people replace their furnace only to find they are still heating their home inefficiently due to another problem elsewhere in their heating system. For example, cracked, leaking, or undersized ducts can result in up to a 30% drop in efficiency.
A programmable thermostat will save energy by reducing the amount of work your furnace must do when no one’s at home. For each degree you turn down the thermostat during an eight-hour period, you can reduce your heating bill by about 2 percent.
Furnace Replacement is a Burton Specialty
At Burton, quite a few things happen before a new or replacement furnace gets installed. Things like:
- Perform heat load calculations to help determine what size system is just right for maximum energy and operating efficiency
- Check your ducts for proper sizing, cracks and leaks
- Check your insulation, doors, and windows to see where heat might be escaping
- And more.
When all is said and done, we’ll not just recommend, but design and install a system that delivers on all promises. And speaking of promises, Burton offers you the best warranties in the business. Today, we invite you to call for a free furnace replacement quote and find out what true home comfort peace of mind is all about.
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