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01-02-2020

Signs It's Time to Upgrade Your Heating Unit

An old heating unit will not be as reliable as a newer and more efficient unit. You may notice that an older unit does not put off as much heat as it used to. You could also be dealing with constant repairs which can end up being very costly. If your unit is not working properly, it will use more power and energy to try and heat your home which in turn will run up your electric bills each month. If you want to have a reliable heating source, it may be time to upgrade your older unit.

Higher Utility Bills

If you have a heating unit that has been around for more than 15 years, it may be time to think about replacing it. Aging systems can lead to future underlying problems that will cost you more money over time. For example, newer gas heating systems have higher AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) ratings, these ratings determine how efficient your system is. Higher efficiency furnaces can be rated as high as 98.5% AFUE, which is key to lowering your utility costs & extending the lifespan of the system. By upgrading your heating system to a more energy efficient option, you can enjoy more stable temperatures in your home as well as a lower energy bill. You may also be surprised to find that there are seasonal rebate options through manufacturers and energy companies available when replacing your system. This will not only save you money upfront, but once replaced you will save money on your utility bills.

No Extra Protection

Upgrading your heating system not only helps with your bills but gives you peace of mind in having a warranty with it. Every manufacturer offers a base warranty that comes with the purchase of your system. These warranties typically cover parts that break due to manufacturer defects and last for up to 10 years. Extended labor warranty options are also available at a cost but provide you with the benefit of not only the free parts but discounted or free labor. These plans can range anywhere from 3-10 years and are manufacturer specific. Outside of the manufacturer's options, Christian Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. also offers warranties that include a three-year parts & labor plan as well as a 1-year FREE Advantage Plan*. Contact one of our Comfort Specialists today to assist you in making the right choice for your needs. 

Decreased Appeal

If you are in the market to sell your home, you may find that your old heating system is holding you back. Newer systems are more attractive to home buyers as it will be one less future expense for them to worry about and lets them know indoor comfort will not be an immediate issue. Keep in mind, you will most likely not recover the full costs of upgrading, but according to National Association of Realtors you should recover 71% of your cost. So even though there is not a full return on investment, you can feel better knowing your new heating system will increase your homes appeal and can help push your sale forward.

Performance Issues

If you have an older heating system that is outdated and not working correctly, your home could be experiencing performance issues. These issues can make it harder to maintain comfortable temperatures in your home while also causing damage to parts or components within your aging system. Essentially the harder your system must work, the more wear you put on the internal parts, which can lead to more repairs. Whereas some newer systems are designed to enhance airflow and heat transfer while preventing corrosion and leaks, and therefore expanding the lifespan of the system and its components. These units will run quieter and, in some cases, can self-adjust to run at a regulated pace preventing drastic temperature changes throughout the home. Ultimately, replacing your system will help your heat run more effectively and it will stop draining extra energy to keep you comfortable.

Call Us Today

If you notice signs that it's time to upgrade your heating system, we are standing by to answer any questions you may have. We can have a comfort specialist come to your home for one of our FREE in-home estimates to see if your unit needs to be replaced. Call Christian Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. today to discuss your needs and learn more about our seasonal rebate offers and low or no interest financing options.

 *Free Advantage plans offered on full hvac systems only