Thinking about buying a new furnace this fall? You might consider spending thousands of dollars in order to purchase the system and have it professionally installed. If you’re like nist people, you might not have that kind of money just lying around. You could be hoping to avoid replacing your furnace if at all possible. Even though this is certainly understandable, it’s important to know that buying a new furnace can actually save you money. Though it will require you to make a bit of an investment.
Save on Energy Use
The first way that you can save money by buying a new furnace is by cutting down on your heating bills. Older units often just are not nearly as effective as newer ones. This means that they use a lot more gas, heating oil or electricity in order to keep your home nice and warm during the winter. This can lead to much higher monthly expenses throughout the winter months, which you can cut down on by installing a new, energy-efficient furnace that will get the job done with less electricity or fuel use.
Save on Repairs
Another way that you can save money by buying a new furnace is by cutting down on repairs. If your furnace is older, you may have had to have it worked on a few times in the past, and it might need more repairs in the future. Many people find that once their furnace reaches a certain age, they end up having to spend more and more on frequent repairs. With a new unit, however, you can enjoy a reliable heating system without having to pay a repair pro to come out all the time.
Since the end of the 2020 pandemic quarantine, we’ve been experiencing quite a crazy housing market. While it’s a low inventory sellers market, that doesn’t mean you should skimp on buying a new furnace if you’re planning on selling your home soon. A new high efficiency furnace is a great selling point when you want your home to stand out.
Do you hear your furnace kicking on and off a little too often? It may have to do with the age of the unit. The new furnaces available on the market nowadays are much quieter than the old model furnaces most older homes were installed with originally.
Your currently have the wrong sized furnace
Have your heating needs changed since you bought your house? Have you made additions to your existing home, such as finishing your attic or basement or expanding the size of your home? All of these changes will affect how well your furnace is performing and how well it can heat your home. If you’ve made any significant changes to your home, you may now have the wrong sized furnace. Not only does this affect your overall comfort, it may also be costing you more money! If you’ve increased the size of your home, your furnace will have to work overtime to redistribute heat throughout the additional space. This not only puts more stress on the unit, it also makes it work harder and less efficiently, meaning you’re spending money on that wasted energy.
The bottom line
As you can see, buying a furnace can actually be a good way to save money. If you’d like to find out more about how much it would cost to install a new furnace in your home, or if you’d like to find out about more of the benefits of doing so, contact us at A-Abel today.