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Can You Save Money By Upgrading Your Furnace?

If you have an older furnace, it could be costing you a lot of money. Older furnaces are less efficient and can be significantly more to operate from month to month. And aside from the actual costs, older furnaces can also lack overall comfort.

If you have a furnace that is 15 years or older, it’s time to schedule furnace service in Alachua, FL. Our team can assess your current unit and talk to you about your options for upgrading. You can keep reading to learn more about how investing in a new furnace can actually save you money.

How an Older Furnace Can Cost You

One of the most obvious ways that an older furnace can cost you is in energy efficiency. Furnaces that are decades old were built in a time that lacked the technology we have available today. No matter how well you take care of your older furnace, it will never be able to match the energy efficiency of the furnaces that we are installing now.

You are likely spending significantly more on your energy costs than you really need to. Our team can look at your current energy bills and average energy use to give you an idea of how much you could save by installing a new, high-efficiency heater. Even though it does cost a lot to install a new heater, the savings over the life of the unit can add up to be thousands of dollars.

And there are other costs associated with an older furnace. Even though the additional energy costs may not be bothering you, you may be sacrificing comfort. An older furnace may not be able to keep up with your thermostat settings and comfort expectations. It’s easy to gradually set the thermostat slightly higher in an attempt to heat your home more – but you should not have to do this. 

This is actually making your heater work harder, and that leads us to another way that your furnace is costing you. You’re likely spending more on repairs for an older furnace. Sure, it’s completely normal to spend some money on a furnace tune-up each year. But the repair bills should not be high enough that they are concerning. With a new furnace, you can have the peace of mind that your furnace is in great condition with a long life ahead of it.

Tips for Selecting a New  Furnace

Choosing a new furnace can be a daunting task, especially when there are so many different options to choose from. You have gas furnaces, electric furnaces and even other heating options like ductless mini splits and central heat pumps. How do you know which option is right for your home and family? 

That’s what our team is here for. We can talk to you about the things you really like about your current furnace and the things that you would like to improve. Our team can review the various options with you and help you pick the unit that is just right for your home and your family.

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