Should I Replace My Furnace Before It Gets Too Cold?

Nov 2, 2021 | Furnace, Heating, HVAC, Lancaster, Maintenance

Certain items that you own you may tend to replace before they fail you. For example, you may replace your cell phone with the latest model to take advantage of more storage space or a better quality camera. You may even replace your furniture because of comfort or a more modern look. Yet, there may be some things you own that you may forget about replacing until the very last minute. This could include systems in your home like your washer and dryer or even your furnace. Waiting until the last minute to replace your furnace could put you in a tough situation, especially with the weather getting colder. Here are a few points from our professionals at Lancaster Furnace & Air Conditioning on why it is important to replace your furnace before it gets too cold outside. 

Inconvenient Emergency Heating Repairs or Replacement

Being suddenly stuck without heat in the middle of winter can be very frustrating. Furnaces are far more likely to break down when they are working the hardest, such as a chilly winter night. Finding someone last minute and late at night can be very difficult, which can leave you and your family feeling uncomfortable and cold for a bit. With all of those inconveniences, emergency services for your furnace can be costly as well. Purchasing a brand new furnace can leave you and your family worry-free all winter long. 

Spending More To Run Your Older Furnace 

If you’re hoping to save money by keeping your older furnace, odds are you probably aren’t saving much at all. Older furnaces tend to use more energy to run and make your house feel somewhat comfortable. Although you are not spending money on your furnace, your energy costs will be greatly affected. Repairs can be very costly and difficult as well, and you never know if equipment for your furnace is still available or sold at all. Chances are you will save more on your energy bills by investing in a new system due to modern furnaces being designed to be more energy-efficient. 

Picking Out a Furnace at the Last Minute

Replacing your furnace at the last minute can put you in a pinch for options that suit your budget and your household needs. Looking into a new furnace sooner can give you time to look at a variety of high-efficient furnaces that fit your household needs within your budget. At Lancaster Furnace & Air Conditioning, we offer a great variety of different furnace models to choose from with installation by our NATE-certified technicians. 

Have questions about your current furnace? Or are you thinking about investing in a new furnace? 

Call Lancaster Furnace & Air Conditioning today at (740) 625-2320, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!

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