The furnace and air conditioner are the most important appliances in a home, and the condition of them can be a critical part of a home sale. We can perform thorough safety inspections and address any concerns mentioned on a home inspection in a timely and professional manner. AC installation and Furnace repair in Wexford can be costly if not check properly.
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The first step is getting to know your furnace. First, how old is it? A typical furnace lasts about 20 years. And chances are, the older it is, the less efficient it is. If you don’t know your furnace’s AFUE rating, give us a call, and we can tell by the model and serial number. The AFUE number describes what percentage of fuel consumed is actually used for heat, and how much fuel is simply wasted. For example, if your AFUE rating is 60, your furnace is converting 60% of its fuel to heat for the home, and losing the remaining 40% of heat, usually through venting. Obviously, the higher the number, the better the efficiency. And while no furnace operates at 100%, our most popular furnace is 98.5% efficient.
Now that you have this number, look for your energy bill. Depending on how much fuel your furnace wastes, you can easily calculate how much money you’re unnecessarily spending every month.
In many cases, the significantly lower energy bills may enable you to recoup the expense of replacing your system in just a few short years. So, does replacing your furnace make sense? You betcha. Well, unless you’re moving to that private island. Call us for any questions about HVAC Replacement.
If there’s an exception to the old “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” rule, it has to do with air conditioners. The EPA recommends you consider HVAC replacement of your air conditioner if it’s over 10 years old.1 If you want to get on board with doing the right thing for the planet and your pocketbook it makes sense because newer ACs are just that much more efficient than they used to be. For example, if you were to replace an old 10-SEER air conditioner with a new 17-SEER unit and proper indoor coil, you could save 40-50% on your cooling costs. Of course, there are other reasons why you might feel the need to pull the plug on your current unit right now:
- Your air conditioner needs frequent repairs and your energy bills are going up—your cooling equipment may have become less efficient
- Your cooling system is noisy—newer, variable-speed and even 2-stage systems tend to operate quieter
- You take the EPA’s home assessment test and your Home Energy Yardstick score is below five—your home energy use is above average and you’re probably paying more than you need to on energy bills
Taking proper care of your HVAC equipment can save you money in repairs and energy costs. Properly maintained machines experience fewer breakdowns and longer service life, and most problems or concerns can be addressed or prevented during a Home AC Maintenance trip before it becomes a major problem on the hottest or coldest day of the year.
Your furnace and air conditioner are the most important appliances in your home, don’t put them last.
Call or email us today to find out about affordable Home AC Maintenance agreements that will save you money in the long run.