A furnace will typically last for anywhere between 15 and 20 years. Therefore, a 25-year-old furnace has likely exceeded its useful life. It may be a good idea to consider replacing it even if you think that it’s still working properly.
A New System Will Be More Efficient
HVAC systems installed today are typically subject to tougher efficiency standards than those installed at the turn of the 21st century. For instance, they now have a furnace that is up to 99% efficient, unlike years ago the efficiency rating was as high as 80%. Along with more efficient blowers in the new units to help save on utility costs.
The folks at Comfort Pro in Reading, PA can talk more about AFUE ratings and other ways in which your new furnace can save on energy bills. We can also install a new furnace in a timely and affordable manner. Our team can even maintain and inspect the furnace throughout its useful life after it’s put in your home.
Newer Units Need Less Maintenance
A new furnace may need little more than an annual inspection for the first several years after installation. Meanwhile, even minor repairs on your current unit could cost hundreds of dollars in parts and labor costs. Furthermore, an older unit could go out at any time even if it has been properly maintained, which could leave your family in the cold for several hours or days.
Energy Efficiency Means Lower Heating Bills
In addition to a more comfortable home, lower energy bills are the most obvious benefit to installing a new heating system. A reduction in your monthly heating bill can help to defray the upfront cost of a new heating system and make it easier to afford.
If you’re in need of a new furnace, contact the team at Comfort Pro in Reading today! We can also clean your home’s air ducts, offer an indoor air quality assessment, and help with any water heater issues you might have.