Furnace Replacement – Costs, Benefits
The decision to replace an old furnace is not an easy one and certainly isn’t something that should be taken lightly. Whether you are replacing your furnace because it’s old or because it’s not keeping your home warm enough, there are some important things to consider before you make the switch. Furnace replacement costs are actually quite cheaper than air conditioner replacement costs, which is definitely a good thing. In fact, replacement can often be cheaper than furnace repair. What’s more, if you replace your furnace AT THE SAME TIME as your air conditioner, you’ll likely save even more.
Some of the benefits of replacing your furnace include lower energy costs, increased energy efficiency, and quieter operation. A new furnace is also pretty much automatically safer for your family than an older unit. If you’re considering a furnace replacement for any reason, be sure to speak with a professional before making the decision on which new heating system will be best for you and your family.
Who Should Consider Replacing Their Furnace or Air Conditioning Unit?
The answer to this question depends on a few different factors. These include the age of the system, its efficiency, and how much it costs.
The most common reasons for replacing a heating and cooling system are:
1) The unit is more than 10 years old
2) The home needs a more efficient system
3) The current system needs repairs or updates
Yes, indeed it will. But by far the lion’s share of savings with furnace replacement is in the actual energy used. Going from an older low efficiency furnace to a new high efficiency furnace can cut your heating bills by half or even more in some cases.
How Long Does Furnace Replacement Take?
Typically, our team at Air Check Mechanical Service can remove and replace a furnace within a single work day. Naturally, ordering a new gas or electric furnace can take time, but the actual installation is surprisingly quick.
How to Compare Costs Between Replacement & Repair Solutions?
The decision for which repair option to choose is determined by the cost and repair accessibility. Because of the fact that newer high efficiency furnaces are relatively cheap, it is often not worth repairing older furnaces if they break down, particularly in the case where a major component is the cause. Additionally, a 20+ year old furnace may not even have appropriate replacement parts available, which again means that replacement is a better option than repair.
Whichever the case, Air Check Mechanical technicians are focused on saving you the most money over the long term, so if a repair will satisfy this criteria, than we will recommend it.
Costs Involved in Home Heating System Replacement
Home heating system replacement can be a big and expensive decision and for most people, it is not a decision that can be made easily. Our technicians will take the difficulty out of it, and can help you make the best decision for not only your home, but also your wallet.
The cost of replacing an old heating system depends on a number of factors such as the installation method, the type of system you want to install and the amount of ductwork changes that will need to be completed to ensure the highest efficiency available.
Furnaces are a key part of a home’s heating system. A new furnace can cut down on energy consumption while also providing you with a sense of security for the future. But, considering the lack of extremely cold days in the Houston area, many folks do not consider furnaces to be essential appliances. We strongly disagree, of course, as a furnace brings the heat element to full climate control, something every Texas household should consider essential to their lives.