While your home’s air conditioner may be running to keep your family cool and comfortable while the temperatures outside climb higher, you probably haven’t given much thought to what condition your furnace is in. After all, after the first mild day hit this past spring, you probably switched your thermostat from “HEAT” to “COOL” and didn’t give a second thought to your heating system.
However, many homeowners don’t realize that summer could be the best time of year to consider replacing this vital appliance. If your home’s furnace is over 15 years old, it likely isn’t running as efficiently as a newer model, and this could be costing you on your monthly energy bills.
Additionally, if you noticed this past winter that your system couldn’t keep up with the temperature set on your thermostat, or if you had frequent furnace breakdowns to deal with, these are all warning signs that it’s time to get the unit replaced.
Deals and special rebates on new furnaces
Summer is when many manufacturers are pushing to get rid of “last year’s” furnace models so they can begin selling the newest model later this year. For this reason, you may be able to get a new unit for a lower price than you expected, and you may also be able to reap the benefits of rebates for your purchase.
It’s the same logic that goes with buying snow shovels, coats, gloves, etc. on clearance after the winter season is over. You don’t need these things just yet, but the lower price is nice and you’ll be glad you have them when the cold weather returns. The same can be said for purchasing a replacement furnace this time of year.
Also, some heating and cooling companies may offer you a discount if you replace both your air conditioner and heater at the same time!
Appointment scheduling with a skilled technician
While many heating and cooling companies are busy with AC maintenance and repair service calls, having a furnace replaced this time of year won’t be as time-sensitive as it would be in the late fall and winter months. If you can’t get an appointment for a couple weeks, it shouldn’t be a problem since your family won’t be depending on the heater right now.
Make an appointment with a professional technician who can confirm that it is, in fact, time for heater replacement in your home. He or she will be able to walk you through the replacement and installation process, assist you with choosing the best new unit for your family’s needs and spending budget, and set a time for the installation.
Improved efficiency and lower energy bills
Once your new furnace is installed, it should be more efficient than your previous model. In turn, this can mean lower energy bills from month to month during the heating season.
Newer models are also better at evenly heating your home. If before you had “cold spots” or areas that never felt as warm as they should, your new furnace should help take care of this annoying issue.
Protect your new heater
After you’ve had your new furnace installed, protect it with one of our valuable plans, including Heating Repair and Heating Maintenance. Our plans will help ensure you get the most out of your new heating system and that your family will be comfy and cozy all season when cold temperatures return.