Fall and winter are just around the corner, and you may be wondering whether it’s time to replace the furnace in your Bay Area home. Whether you live in San Mateo, Hayward, or surrounding areas it’s important to educate yourself before you throw money away unnecessarily! As highly experienced heat and air contractors, we have a few suggestions you’ll find useful in making a decision.
Find out if the furnace you currently have is performing well overall. There are times when a simple repair is all your furnace needs to perform efficiently, and by replacing too soon, you essentially lose a portion of the investment you made. It may be that repair is all that is necessary; however, if your furnace is 12 years old or older, replacing it is probably the best option.
Have your furnace tuned up before going with a total replacement. It could be that your furnace simply needs a tune up. A professional HVAC technician can determine during a tune up whether replacement is necessary or not. In today’s economy, it’s important to optimize your investments as much as possible!
Do a little research. Most people are familiar with trusted and well-known brands such as Carrier, Trane, and Bryant, but this isn’t enough. It’s important to make sure you know about warranties provided by the manufacturer, applicable permits, government codes, and other information that could impact your decision.
If you do need a new furnace installed, have it done before winter. Why should you have a new furnace installed when the weather is still warm? Because when you wait until cold weather sets in, technicians are extremely busy and may not be able to get to your project for a week, two, or even longer. Winter is the peak time for buying new heating systems and having them installed, so by having yours installed now you will be ahead of the game – and not have to worry about going for an extended length of time without heat.
Have your current furnace evaluated by a professional who is familiar with the most up-to-date HVAC technology. This will help eliminate any doubts you may have, and you can get all of your questions answered.
Not sure whether it’s time to replace your furnace? Give Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning a call today – serving the Bay Area for more than 15 years.