We know that winter isn’t the preferred season for furnace installation. However, you can agree that installing a new furnace in the winter sounds quite a bit better than the discomfort and potential home damages our Pella customers face if their furnace stops working.
To help make sure your furnace is running properly and efficiently, Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating recommends regular maintenance. But, even with the best care, a furnace will reach a certain age and won’t be worth repairing. So, what happens if you find yourself in need of a new furance during the Pella winter? There’s no need to be concerned! Our professionals will be here to take care of you, and make sure your family’s home comfort is met.
How can you determine if you are ready for a new furnace? First, think about how long you have had your current system. If it’s 15 to 20 years old, it’s possibly nearing the end of its life span. In most cases, it doesn’t make sense to spend the additional money to repair a furnace that is older.
Next, check your utility bills. If they seem greater this season over previous years, your furnace may be having a hard time keeping up. Furnaces lose efficiency as they get older. When this happens, you’ll definitely see an impact on your utility bills.
Another sign that it may be time to replace your furnace is if you’ve had it repaired a number of times. Further repairs may not be the most cost-effective way to go. It could be in your best interest to replace your furnace with a new, more energy-efficient model. Focusing your money on a new furnace instead of repairs could end up costing you less in the end.
If you have questions on whether it’s time to replace your furnace, just call Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating at 641-628-3621 and our experts will be happy to take a look and discuss all of your options—whether that includes a replacement furnace or furnace repair. You can even book an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient. We are here to help you stay nice and cozy in your home during the Pella winter.