Your furnace isn’t going to last forever, and in fact, if your system is more than 20 years old, you’ll likely need to replace it much sooner than later.
(Fun fact—the average furnace will last between 15 and 20 years.)
If your system was installed close to two decades ago, there are a number of benefits associated with replacing it before it actually dies.
Newer systems are less expensive to run
Take a minute to think about your car. How many miles per gallon does it get? Newer cars have a far greater MPG rating than models than models that were made in the late 1990s. Not surprisingly, furnace technology has also changed quite a bit in the past 20 years.
When you upgrade your furnace, you’re just about guaranteed to see a drop in your monthly energy bill. This is especially true if your current system doesn’t have an EnergyStar rating. As such, when you’re factoring in the cost to replace your furnace, you’ll also want to take into account that your energy bills will no longer be as high as they currently are.
You can say good bye to frequent repair appointments
Another reason to replace your furnace in Longmont Colorado relates to a decline in the frequency of repair appointments.
A furnace that’s very old is likely to break down far more frequently than one that’s newer. If your heater isn’t working as well as it used to, and/or you’ve realized you’re on a first-name basis with the repairman, it may be time for an upgrade. This is especially true if you’ve noticed an uptick in emergency repairs—because a late-night repair call, or a repair-call that needs to be handled ASAP during a weekend or holiday period, is going to cost an arm and a leg!
That money would be far better spent toward a new system.
Replacing it before it quits altogether will prevent an outage
Lastly, if you know you’ll need to replace your furnace sooner than later, it’s best to address the job before your current system breaks down completely. Colorado winters can be brutal, and no one wants to go hours (or several days) without a working furnace. If you suspect a replacement is on the horizon, it’s always best to upgrade your system before it gives out. This will help ensure that you and your family can remain warm during the cold, Colorado days and nights.
Heating and cooling experts in Northern Colorado
The experts at JM Heating and Cooling have more than a decade of experience in helping local homeowners with all of their furnace and HVAC needs.
If you need help with a repair, we can help. Or, if you’d like to speak with a technician about the benefits of upgrading an aging system sooner than later, we can help with that too. Call our office today at 303-434-0115 to speak with a local customer care agent you can trust.
Call JM Heating and Cooling today to learn why we’re the #1 choice for furnace replacement in Longmont Colorado.