Does Your Home Need a Furnace Replacement?

Posted On: August 22, 2012

When energy bills are extremely high, the first thing that comes to mind is an inefficient furnace. However that is not always the case, and a furnace replacement/ installation is a big decision for any homeowner to make. Before you decide to upgrade the furnace in your Roy, UT home, follow our advice for deciding if a new furnace is right for your home.

First things first – it’s time for a check up! Ensure that your home is well sealed, including your ducts, and that your attic is insulated. Often times this simple step is all that needs to be done in order to lower your energy bills. A furnace tune-up is probably a wise investment as well. When all is properly tightened, lubricated, cleaned and repaired, your furnace will run much more efficiently.

If you don’t notice an improvement, chances are it is time for a furnace replacement. Before you install a new furnace, do some investigating. A new furnace typically lasts around 25-30 years, so an investment in a more efficient system will create energy savings for hundreds of months.

Any new furnace you purchase will be much more efficient than the furnace you’re replacing. The government has demanded that manufacturers build better, more energy-efficient furnaces. However, you can get an 80% efficient furnace, all the way up to a 98.4% efficient furnace. Deciding which one is right for your home and your budget is the most difficult part. With today’s high fuel costs, the more efficient the furnace, the more you’ll save on energy bills. So what is your next step? Give Mountain Air a call today and find out if a furnace tune-up, repair, or replacement is right for your Roy, UT home!