What You Should Know Before Replacing Your Furnace
If your furnace has been operating for about two decades now, then it is probably time to have it replaced. However, you shouldn't just rush out and look for any new furnace in Kingston. Unless your furnace has completely failed on you, there are a few considerations to make. Here are some of the most important questions you should have an answer to before replacing your furnace.
Is a Replacement Really Necessary?
If the furnace in your home is nearing the end of its predicted life expectancy, then chances are that a replacement will be in order soon. If it is still functioning fine, then you have some time to budget and save for a good replacement before it really starts giving you trouble. When a furnace begins to go downhill, it's going to need more frequent and expensive repairs. Once repairs cost a third as much as it would cost to replace your furnace, then you should consider purchasing a new furnace.
What Size Should Your Replacement Furnace Be?
Some homeowners may wonder why this question is important because they assume that, when it comes to furnaces, bigger is always better. On the contrary, furnaces need to be properly sized to your home, and should not be either too small or too big. Too small and you won't get enough heat; too large and some rooms will get uncomfortably hot much too quickly.
Is Your Duct Work in Good Condition?
If you replace your old furnace with a new, more energy-efficient one, you may not be able to enjoy all of the benefits of your new furnace if your duct work is not in good condition. Dirty and clogged duct work will cut down on your furnace's efficiency, while poorly insulated duct work will let heat escape in your basement, crawlspace, and attic.
Is a Higher Efficiency Furnace Going to Be Worth the Cost?
Many of the furnaces available on the market today are much more efficient than what was available a few decades ago, and can save you money on your monthly energy bills as a result. Generally, the more energy efficient your furnace is, the better. However, if you simply don't have the budget for the most efficient furnaces on the market, and if you're not sure that you'll be staying put in your home for the next several decades, then a more affordable but still more efficient furnace would be a good choice for you.
Who Can I Trust to Install My New Furnace?
The certified and experienced furnace specialists at Reins Heating & Air Conditioning would love to be your choice for furnace installations in Kingston. With over 25 years of experience, you can trust that we know what kind of furnace would be optimal for your home and for your budget. We'll also provide you with a detailed estimate so that there are no surprises along the way.
If you'd like to get started on your new Kingston furnace replacement, just contact Reins Heating & Air Conditioning today.