With the holidays fast approaching and the potential for out-of-town guests, the last thing you need is your home’s furnace to give out during their visit. If your furnace is nearing the end of its life, it might be a good time to consider furnace installation. There are several things you should think about before making the final decision about whether to proceed and what type of furnace to go with.
The first thing to know is whether your furnace is as old as you think it is and whether there might be more time on it that you expect. Of course, available life isn’t the same thing as efficient life. Even if your furnace is only 15 to 20 years old, it could be so inefficient that it is costing you a ton of money each month. There are several ways you can find out how old your furnace is, but a popular way is to do a search online using the model number if you cannot locate the original owner’s manual. A furnace installation company can also help you learn this information, as well as gauge the efficiency and reliability of your furnace.
The next thing to consider is what you want to replace your furnace with. Do you want something that just gets the minimum job done, or would a high-efficiency unit make more sense? You should consider any tax credits, incentives, and rebates in your decision, as well as the cost of operation for each type of furnace. Keep in mind that furnaces can run on different fuels, so be sure to choose one that utilizes what you have available and is the most cost-effective.
If you are considering furnace installation for your home in the Greenville, South Carolina area, reach out to us at Energy Sharks. Schedule a consultation today, and we will gladly assess your home’s furnace and let you know all your options for furnace installation so you can make an informed decision that makes sense for your situation. Let us help you make your guests comfortable this holiday season and for many years in the future.