There comes a time for every homeowner in the San Francisco Bay Area when your furnace just doesn’t seem to operate as efficiently as it once did. Perhaps you have to call for repairs too often, or your heating bills are higher than normal. You may think that replacing your furnace is simply too costly, but when you consider the higher energy bills and repair costs, is it really?
Just like any other type of equipment, furnaces, heat pumps, and air conditioners all wear out eventually. Furnaces generally need to be replaced after about 15 years, while air conditioners and heat pumps may need to be replaced after 10 years.
It’s important to consider that heating and cooling your Bay Area home accounts for about half of your monthly energy costs – this is huge! This is just one reason why you should also consider having your old heating system replaced with a high efficiency model, particularly if you are spending a lot of money on heating costs and repairs.
Products that have earned the Energy Star label are considerably more energy efficient than other products. In fact, furnaces with the Energy Star label are about 15% more efficient than traditional furnaces, while high efficiency heat pumps can save you up to 20% on your energy bills. This is quite substantial, and the savings add up over time.
Is your furnace making the grade? If your heating system is costing you more, repairs seem like an every month occurrence, or some rooms are too hot or too cold, consider having your current equipment analyzed by a professional.
At Ortiz Heating & A/C, our Bay Area HVAC contractors are dedicated to helping you enjoy a comfortable home AND lower heating/cooling costs. Give us a call today!