3 Reasons to Consider Upgrading Your Furnace

Have you been delaying that new furnace installation you know you need? Lots of homeowners do.  Here are three more good reasons why you should go ahead and upgrade your furnace if your current model is over 15 years old.

Costly Repairs

Furnace failure in our region is to be avoided at all costs. If your furnace is older, or you’ve begun to need costly repairs every year, it’s wise to look into an upgrade.

An aging furnace may also fail to remove humidity as efficiently as when it was new, resulting in excess condensation on windows. Too much condensation can cause wood rot and mold.

Today’s modern furnaces are manufactured for peak performance and reliability and can last 25-30 years. You’ll be saving money on parts and service for a long time when you invest in new equipment.

Energy Efficiency

Do you notice your utility bills rising every year? Furnaces manufactured several years ago are much less efficient than today’s models, which must meet higher minimal efficiency standards.

Modern furnaces offer a number of energy-saving options besides higher AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency). These options include:

  • Modulating or two-stage variable speed heating with a variable speed blower
  • Condensing technology that extracts water vapor out of flue gases in a second heat exchanger so that the furnace runs more efficiently.

Upgrade for Savings

Upgrading to a new furnace, properly installed and with efficient features, is an investment in savings. You’ll minimize energy and repairs costs during the life of the equipment, and save money in the long run.

Contact Efficient Heating and Air Conditioning for more reasons to schedule a new furnace installation before winter hits. We serve the Spearfish, SD and Northern Black Hills areas.