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When is the Right Time to Replace Your Furnace

We are often asked about furnace replacement, specifically, “how do I know when it’s time?” The question has two important elements: Cost of a new furnace vs. cost of furnace repairs and the lifetime of a furnace. Here is what we recommend: Have a furnace inspection and test performed annually. If your furnace is over 12 years old, its lifespan is getting short and repairs over $500 generally are an indication that’s it’s time for replacement. If a major component is failing on an older furnace, replacement is recommended. Generally, you can count on a furnace depreciating about $300 per year. Factoring $25 into your monthly budget will make the expense easier to manage when replacement becomes necessary. If your furnace hasn’t been inspected or tested this season, call us...

What’s different about our Annual Pre Season Service

Many companies have a Pre Season service package but they all vary in scope and price. It’s important you know what you’re getting. Here’s why we believe ours is the best way to go. We perform a complete 18 point service check. That’s more extensive than most companies do. We’ll give you a fair and honest written assessment of the condition of your furnace. We’ll be there about an hour. We’ll take our time to perform a complete check and answer your questions. We won’t rush and we won’t pressure you. If we do find a problem, most of the diagnostic work has already been done, saving you money and time in the long run. Contact us today to schedule your...

Why You Need An Annual Furnace Inspection

We recommend you have one performed on your furnace, no matter how old it is. Here’s why: If you have a new furnace, the warranty requires it to remain in effect. We perform all warranty work on Bryant and most other brands. On an older furnace, a pre-season tune up will extend the life furnace. With rising utility rates, the increased efficiency will pay back the service cost in a short period of time. Correcting a simple problem pre-season will likely prevent a more serious and expensive problem during the winter- when you least want to lose your heat. Contact us today to schedule your...
Signs to Look for When it is Time to Replace Your Furnace

Signs to Look for When it is Time to Replace Your Furnace

Only Mother Nature knows what this winter has in store for us…whether it will be mild or ferocious…it is always best to be prepared for the unexpected. The last thing you want is for your furnace to conk out when you need it the most. Unfortunately, if your furnace stops working during really cold weather, it can be quite uncomfortable, and possibly hazardous to your home and health. There is a chance that if your home heating system becomes inoperative it can be salvaged by a skilled professional…and we see nothing wrong with wanting to lengthen the life of your equipment. But just like the seasons, everything has its time. Don’t be left out in the cold this winter…know what signs to look for when it’s time to replace your furnace. Sign #1  The Furnace is 16+ Years Old The average life expectancy of a furnace is 16 to 20 years old. Some experts say if a furnace is 20 years or older, it is time to start shopping for a new furnace. Purchasing and installing a new heating system in your existing home can be extremely overwhelming. It is important to pair quality equipment and craftsmanship with a price that fits your budget. So it is best to not wait until your current furnace dies and then be in a rush to buy a new one. Depending on how the furnace has been serviced over the years, lengthening your furnaces life can be your best option – ultimately saving you money – not only from costly breakdowns, but on your utilities as well. A yearly furnace inspection will prolong the...
The Importance of Fall Furnace Maintenance

The Importance of Fall Furnace Maintenance

Fall furnace maintenance is a vital part to the health and longevity of your home heating system. October is here and thoughts turn from beaches and waterparks to football and Halloween. But they should also turn to your regular furnace maintenance! Just like your car needs an oil change, your furnace needs a little tune up to clean vital components and check critical electrical parts to ensure you are not left out in the cold this winter. Replacing your filter is a great start, but there are many other parts that need some attention as well. Whether your furnace is new, or 20 years old, it still requires this kind of annual service to keep it performing at its peak efficiency. New furnaces are generally under a factory warranty, which will usually recommend yearly furnace maintenance to be proactive for any potential issues. How can these types of furnace issues be avoided so my home heating system works at its best? Some of these issues that can be avoided by having the system checked, such as a dirty flame sensor or maybe a dirty blower, can both will lead to a premature failure of those components. On older furnaces checking the combustion chamber, burners, and heat exchanger can be critical to catch a failure that may lead to dangerous carbon monoxide entering your home through your ducts! Everyone has heard of the dangers of carbon monoxide, and routinely having your furnace heat exchanger checked can ensure that you and your family remain safe through the cold winter months. The typical lifespan for a furnace can be 15-20 years. And...