Temperatures in the Ozarks are unpredictable at best. The cooling season may not be over yet but low, overnight, temperatures may have you thinking about turning the furnace on. Switching over to heat may also have you thinking about the efficiency and safety of your furnace. Whether you should upgrade or replace your furnace depends on many factors – age, condition, brand, model, and regular maintenance have an effect on the entire system’s efficiency and lifespan.
If you have a newer system, the best way to avoid costly repairs is to have the system maintained, semi-annually, by a Certified HVAC Technician. Most equipment manufacturers recommend this maintenance and some require proof of maintenance records to uphold their warranty. Even if your system is not new, regular maintenance is strongly recommended to check for proper and safe operation.
There have been many advances in the heating/cooling industry generating higher efficiency equipment. In general, if your system is 12 years old or older, there is a good chance that the higher efficiencies of a new system will reduce your energy consumption enough to justify the replacement. In addition, many local utility companies offer rebates to customers who choose to upgrade their equipment with high-efficiency units. On top of it all, Signature Home Comfort offers FREE ESTIMATES for system replacements. Even if you’re not 100% sure about replacing your system or whether you need to, we will give you a detailed and competitive bid that may help you make your decision.