Considering the scorching temperatures we’ve been having in the San Francisco area recently, it’s hard to imagine that fall is just around the corner. It won’t be long before homeowners in San Mateo, Hayward, and all around the Bay Area should consider having their furnace inspected, or even replaced for those with older, outdated equipment. Is it time to replace an aging furnace?
Many people are tight with their money, and want to continue using an old system until it completely breaks down. This really isn’t a smart idea, considering your aging furnace is likely an energy hog that’s costing you a small fortune to run during colder winter months. Your aging heater may have been produced 20 years ago, which means it’s way behind in terms of technology. Back then, energy-efficiency wasn’t a top priority, and considering equipment becomes even less efficient as it ages, it’s actually working against you in terms of energy and money savings.
Poor performance, constant repairs, etc. As they age, older furnaces simply have a difficult time maintaining a comfortable temperature throughout your home. Maybe you’ve noticed some rooms aren’t warm and toasty during the winter months, while others are. Having to call in a Bay Area HVAC contractor several times in a season for repairs or part replacements adds up. A new heating system is not only far more energy-efficient, you also won’t have the costs of constant repairs. It all adds up to substantial savings, and you’ll recoup most of the costs of having a new system installed over time by the money you save on monthly utility bills and repairs.
When will your furnace come on for the last time? Will it be on Thanksgiving or Christmas day, or at 3 o’clock in the morning on any given day? Having your heating system break down for good when you least expect it is highly inconvenient – not to mention, your family will be uncomfortable until a new system can be installed.
If your furnace or heating system is 15 or 20 years old, the time to start thinking about replacement is now, BEFORE winter actually arrives on our doorsteps. For the best in energy-efficient products, installation, and service, count on the Bay Area HVAC professionals at Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning. Your comfort is our business!