- On September 9, 2020
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Are furnace repairs becoming a common occurrence for your aging heating system? It’s time to consider upgrading to a new high-efficiency furnace. Don’t look at it as a sunk cost; there are a lot of benefits to upgrading to a new high-efficiency unit.
While you can’t get the money you put into repairing your aging unit back, you can make costly repairs a thing of the past. Upgrading to a new high-efficiency furnace means you won’t have to worry about repairs for a long time. Even when repairs do become necessary, you’ll be covered by a new manufacturer warranty. Some manufacturers, like Daikin, offer warranties that last for up to twelve years, which means you’ll be free from repair costs for quite some time as long as you maintain annual system maintenance.
A new high-efficiency furnace is a financial investment, which can turn some homeowners off of replacement. That being said, when you consider how much a new unit can reduce your monthly utility bills, you’ll be saving money in the long run. High-efficiency furnaces can have Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ratings as high as 97%, which means only 3% of the energy used is lost during the heating process. Compared to 20-25 years ago, when the average AFUE rating was around 60%, this is a drastic improvement. This increased efficiency means your furnace will use less energy to keep your home warm, which means your monthly bills will be significantly lower.
Aside from the money you’ll save, you’ll notice a huge improvement in the air quality and comfort in your home. A high-efficiency unit won’t have to run as long as your old unit to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, which means the air in your home won’t dry out as quickly. There’s also a lot to be said for the peace of mind that comes from knowing your furnace won’t break down in the middle of a cold winter night. Even the coldest nights won’t be a match for the power of your new high-efficiency furnace.
Don’t get left out in the cold!
Contact the experts at Team Harding to upgrade to a new high-efficiency furnace that covers all your home heating needs.
Harding Heating and Air Conditioning has been proudly serving Ottawa’s HVAC needs since 1994. Our team of licensed professionals is committed to providing our clients with reliable service and quality equipment.