Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Primary Reasons to Replace Your Furnace This Fall

With cooler weather right around the corner, it’s time for you to start considering what condition your furnace is in and whether you should be having it replaced this fall. If you fear that your furnace may be nearing the end of its life expectancy, here are just a few of the reasons you should consider having it replaced now.

Take Preventative Action

What many homeowners don’t realize is that furnaces are only made to last between 15 and 20 years (depending on the quality of the furnace and how heavily it’s used). This means that if your furnace is more than 15 years old then it may need to be replaced soon. Rather than taking the risk of your furnace dying on you this winter when you need it most, you can take preemptive action and replace it this fall.

Ensure Your Comfort in the Coming Months

If you are unsure whether your furnace may need to be replaced, think back to last winter. Were you and your family comfortable? Or did it feel like your furnace was constantly struggling to keep up? If it seemed like you were unable to get your house warm no matter how much you adjusted the thermostat, then you may want to consider having your furnace replaced this fall. This will ensure your family's comfort this winter, and it will help you to avoid any surprises in the coming months.

Save Money

Oftentimes when homeowners wait until winter to have their furnace replaced, they rush into making a decision because they need a new furnace as soon as possible. However, replacing your furnace in the fall gives you time to do your research, allowing you to take the time to find the best furnace, and the best contractor, to meet your needs and your budget. Additionally, since HVAC companies often aren't as busy in fall as they are in winter, you may be able to get a better deal by having your furnace replaced now.

If you think that you may need to get a furnace replacement in the coming months, it will likely be to your advantage to have it replaced this fall rather than waiting until winter. If you have questions or service needs, we encourage you to contact us at Kent Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.