The furnace is your home's circulatory system, but as with most pieces of equipment, they can become less efficient with time. If your home's furnace is more than 15 years old, you might want to consider replacing it. A new furnace will save you money, increase energy efficiency, keep you and your family safe and ensure you will get better performance for many years to come. Replacing your old, inefficient furnace could lower your heating bill by 30% or more! SaskEnergy even offers rebates for people who replace their old furnaces with new energy efficient units! Furnace units have come a long way in terms of efficiency and effectiveness. If you want to know why you should consider replacing your ageing furnace, keep reading!
Your furnace's age will determine how efficient it is and how much energy it wastes. A newer furnace will be more efficient than an older one. That efficiency translates into lower monthly bills for you. Modern furnaces have an improved ability to filter the air they bring into your house. This means that you'll be breathing cleaner air and have fewer problems with allergens in your home. When you buy a new furnace, a warranty protects you from paying for any unexpected repairs. As a rule of thumb, an older furnace operates at around 60% efficiency. Still, newer models must have a minimum annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating of 80%. That means that old furnaces waste almost half of the fuel they burn!
Just because you have an older furnace doesn't necessarily mean it needs to be replaced. It might just need some routine maintenance or a filter change. However, there are some obvious signs that you might need to replace your furnace.
- Is your furnace unit more than 15 years old? If so, it is probably no longer as energy-efficient as it once was and could be costing you a lot of money.
- Does your furnace cycle on and off routinely? This means it is working harder than necessary and could cost you hundreds of dollars in utility bills.
- Are there strange noises coming from your system? These may indicate that parts of the furnace need to be repaired or replaced immediately to avoid further damage and higher costs down the road.
If you are experiencing any of these furnace issues, it's probably time to consider replacing it with a new, more energy-efficient model.
If you are in the market to upgrade your furnace, we have the perfect option! Carrier furnaces are made with the latest technology to run more efficiently and use less energy than other brands. The price tag on a new Carrier ENERGY STAR® certified furnace may seem high, but the savings on your monthly energy bill by lowering your use of natural gas and electricity is worth it. Carrier's line of energy-efficient furnaces can lower your monthly electricity costs by as much as 40 percent compared to older models—and that adds up over time.
The great thing about Carrier's high-efficiency furnaces is that they don't cost more to install than standard furnaces. If you're paying $200 a month for heating bills now, installing a new Carrier ENERGY STAR® certified furnace could save you $80 a month. And not only will you begin reaping savings immediately after installation, but you'll also enjoy them for years to come—heating bills are one expense that never goes down!
Carrier furnaces have safety features that most other brands don't have, including a heat exchanger built to last for the life of the equipment. The heat exchanger is one of the essential features of your furnace because it protects your home from the dangers of carbon monoxide, which can be fatal if it leaks out into your home. This feature allows you to sleep soundly, knowing that your family is safe from this deadly gas. This means that they would be safe if your family had to depend on the heat exchanger as a last resort to protect them from carbon monoxide gas. That's important—carbon monoxide is odourless and colourless, so you may not know it's there until it's too late!
At High 5 Mechanical, we supply ENERGY STAR® certified high-efficiency Carrier furnaces because they are the best. Our HVAC experts will advise you on the furnace that is right for your needs and install it to ensure maximum efficiency. Besides keeping your family safe, the furnace itself will be more cost-effective, energy-efficient and provide premium comfort. Selecting a High 5 Mechanical Carrier system will help you establish a comfortable atmosphere for your residential or commercial environment. Contact the experts at High 5 Mechanical today!