Depending on how your furnace was maintained, it’ll last 18-20 years or more. The age of your furnace isn’t the only reason it might need to be replaced. Sometimes the cost of keeping it running could give you reasons to replace it.
Usually, old furnaces are inefficient to run and costly to maintain. Older furnaces tend to need more repairs. A good rule of thumb is if the cost to repair your old furnace is 50% of the cost of a new furnace, you should replace it. If the furnace is over 20 years old and the cost to repair is 10% of the cost of a new furnace, a new furnace should still be purchased to avoid paying extra repair costs.
Another sign that your furnace needs to be replaced is if your heating bills have risen dramatically over the past few years. If you need help deciding between repairing your existing system or replacing it with a newer, more efficient system, our team can help..
When looking to install a new furnace, factors such as the size, efficiency, and type of furnace are all important.
If your furnace is too big or too small for your home, you won’t be as comfortable as you could be. A heater that’s too big wastes energy and raises the costs of your energy bills. A furnace that’s too small works hard and doesn’t heat your home well.
There are a number of factors that go into sizing your new furnace. The factors are: the number of square feet in your home, the amount of shade around your home, the amount of insulation in the walls, the types of building materials, the number of occupants, and the number of windows in your home. Our technicians know how to size your furnace correctly.
All new furnaces are labeled with an AFUE (American Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating that estimates your annual operating costs under various conditions. AFUE ratings range from 80% - 98.5% and estimate how much fuel is converted to usable heat per year. Higher ratings equal more efficient systems.
Efficient air systems are generally more expensive than standard systems. Higher energy efficiency can lower your utility bills and make up for the higher upfront costs of the furnace.
A variable-speed furnace can change the speed of its blower as it distributes air throughout your home. It goes faster when the temperature is lower outside and slows down when the weather is milder. This keeps the temperature in your home constant, keeping you and your family comfortable. A standard, fixed-speed blower simply turns on and off.
Heating systems are powered by a wide variety of energy sources. Whether your home uses electricity, oil or natural gas, our technicians can help you find the furnace that’s right for your home.
Our technicians are trained to install all major brands of heating systems. They receive continuous education & training, and have state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and tools to meet all your heating needs.
We pride ourselves on being dependable, fair, and transparent. Our goal from the start has been to serve our customers with the utmost respect. Our business is built on three pillars: comfort, efficiency, and fairness. We want you to “Feel the Elmar Difference.”
Whether you are calling to request a proposal for a new system replacement, or whether you simply have questions about our company or our services, our team is always happy to speak with you.
Want to learn more about Elmar Services and the services we offer? Please contact us anytime to ask any questions you may have, or to schedule a free estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!