When it comes to the costly task of deciding to replace or repair your furnace, the choice can come down to numbers. Here is everything you need to know when replacing a furnace.
The Myth Of Double Replacement
Some HVAC salesmen will encourage you to replace your air conditioner and furnace at the same time. While some push this as a necessity, it isn’t actually required. There are a few times when it is prudent to replace your air conditioner and furnace at the same time and that is when your furnace and your air conditioner are over fifteen years old. You are never required to replace both at the same time as it is quite expensive for just one replacement.
Another time you should replace your air conditioner and furnace at the same time is if your job is difficult to get to. How difficult is it to get to your home? What is the weather like outside? Most importantly, how difficult is it to get to your furnace? Prices can skyrocket when contractors come against difficulty if you sense that you may need and air conditioning replacement soon and you are a difficult job, just get them both replaced at the same time.
- Don’t replace your furnace if it is less than ten years old, furnaces are much more simple than air conditioners and can last forever. A furnace can last 20-30 years and does not need as much maintenance.
- Don’t replace your furnace because one salesman recommends it or you are replacing your air conditioner. Remember it is their job to sell you things, get a second opinion.
Knowledge is power in these situations and it is good to know how much use you have gotten out of your furnace and when would be the appropriate time to replace it. Hire a company that is looking out for your best interests and they won’t lead you astray.
Heating And Cooling Made Easier With Ambient Cooling & Heating
At Ambient we use the latest technology to keep your home the perfect temperature throughout the year. With our knowledge and skills we offer installation, repairs and preventative maintenance that ensure your comfort in your home or commercial building. Are you interested in our Heating and Cooling Services? Call us today at 410-761-0932 or contact us online. If you are interested in more about heating and cooling services, visit us on our Facebook page or check us out on Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.