Your furnace breaks down, or begins to rattle and rumble, so you ask yourself, “Do I need to buy a new one?” One of the first things you’ll consider is if buying a new furnace will save you money in the long run, or if you’re better off keeping the old battle trap running for a few more years. The answer is yes! Buying a new furnace will ultimately save you money— and quite possibly sooner rather than later.
The first thing to consider is how much you spend on furnace repairs in a year. Do you have to call repairmen to get your furnace up and running at least once a winter? Parts, labor, and higher costs for late-night work goes into making your family comfortable are part of the equation in determining how much a new furnace can save you.
Next, look at the energy efficiency of a new furnace. If your old furnace has an energy efficiency of 80%- which is pretty common for an older furnace -then $20 of every $100 you spend to heat your house is wasted. Twenty dollars is going out the chimney, or somewhere other than where you need it. A brand new replacement furnace will have an energy rating of at least 92% and could have an efficiency as high as 96%. Meaning: $4-$8 is wasted of every $100 you spend to heat your house. It won’t take long for that difference in utility bills to pay for a new furnace.
There are also furnaces qualifying for tax credits. All in all, when you no longer have to pay for parts, for labor, or weekend emergency repairs. When you spend less on fuel to keep your house warm, a new furnace will pay for itself sooner than you might believe.
Smith & Willis Heating & Air Conditioning is the top choice for furnace replacement and service in the Denver area. Our technicians are North American Technician Excellence certified so they’ll get your new furnace installed quickly and correctly. If you are interested in a new furnace, contact us today.