Temperatures have begun to drop at last, and many of us are embracing the
change by adjusting our thermostats. But if you are relying on an old
heating system to keep you warm during the winter, you may want to reconsider.
Old furnaces are less energy efficient, more dangerous, and were not built
to last as long and you might hope. We’ll walk you through three
of the most compelling reasons to spring for a
new furnace below.
While the lifespan of furnaces is generally long, newer furnaces can last
even longer. On average, older furnaces will last between 8 and 10 years.
New furnaces, on the other hand, last between 10 and 15 years. If your
old furnace is nearing the end of its life, you can find consolation in
the fact that your new one should last quite a bit longer. Still not convinced?
Keep reading to see how a new system can save you money and keep you healthy.
Another compelling advantage of a new furnace is the boost in efficiency.
While the cost of a new furnace may seem like a lot, homeowners will notice
a nice bit of savings on their monthly utility costs after they’ve upgraded.
A new furnace will also reduce your risk for carbon monoxide poisoning.
If you are relying on an old system, there is an increased chance of developing
a leak. More than 10,000 cases of carbon monoxide poisoning occur each
year, and unfortunately, around 200 of those are fatal. While regular
maintenance will allow you to detect leaks, it is extremely common for
leaks to go undetected because carbon monoxide is odorless and the symptoms
of poisoning mimic the flu.
If you are interested in having a new furnace installed, the Murrieta HVAC
Correy Baker Heating & Air are here to help. Call today to get a free estimate! Still
not convinced? At the very least, you should have your current furnace
inspected to ensure it is able to withstand the winter.