All mechanical systems eventually get worn out. Your heater is no different. How do you know if you need a new furnace? This is especially important to think about when the colder season is fast approaching. Here are some tell-tale signs your system may need to be replaced:
- Your unit is more than ten years old.
- Humidity is high in your home.
- Noisy heating and cooling system.
- Your furnace is more than 15 years old.
- You find yourself getting more repairs than usual.
- Your energy bills have skyrocketed.
- You don’t get the temperature that you want. It becomes either too hot or too cold.
- Your thermostat is not programmable.
- There is too much dust in your home.
If you need to replace your furnace or heater, call Romano Bros. today and we’ll assist you through the process. Before doing anything, we will perform the necessary inspection to see if there are any other options.
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10 Questions to Ask When Replacing Your Heating System
Purchasing a new HVAC system for your home can be a very serious investment. Heating and cooling equipment can often last for many years, but decreased efficiency and costly repairs that come with an aging system often make purchasing a new energy-efficient system a smart choice. Making the right choice for your home and for your needs requires some research and effort, much like buying a new car or home. Before you settle on the first new unit that sounds good, here is a helpful list of questions you should be an asking your HVAC professional before you make a purchase:
Will your HVAC company offer a free estimate for the potential system purchase and installation? And do I have any options to choose from? A sound estimate from a trained professional should include the cost of labor, pricing on any additional parts, warranty specifications, and estimated energy efficiency.
Should I choose forced-air heating and cooling? Or what are my best options? While this is a very common type of system, other alternative options can fit more efficiently with certain needs.
What size system is right for my needs? Matching the same output and specifications of your current system is not always the right choice.
Should I choose multiple heating and cooling zones? A qualified contractor should be able to help you decide if multiple zones make sense and then select the best equipment for a zoning system to deliver greater comfort and energy savings.
Do I need a home dehumidifier or humidifier to help with humidity?
Does the system I’m interested in qualify for a tax credit?
Are there rebates or special offers that I’m eligible for?
What air filters are offered and what types should I use? There are now washable air filters, higher quality HEPA filters that can improve air quality, and many types of traditional disposable filters. Finding out which filters you can use and how to replace them is something every homeowner should learn when purchasing a new system.
How efficient will potential new HVAC systems be? It is important to factor in long-term operating costs and how certain systems will before over their lifetime. Often people make a decision completely on the basic immediate price.
What service and protection plans are offered by the HVAC company? Many companies will be happy to help you purchase a new system and install it, but are quick to leave servicing to someone else. At Romano Bros. you can rely on experts that will help you find the right heating and HVAC systems, and help ensure that your investment keeps working efficiently for years to come.
We know how difficult it can be to face the expense of a whole new furnace, but we do our best to make it easy and affordable for you with financing options. We want to work with you to ensure your family is warm this winter!
Call the pros at Romano Bros. at (630) 931-0123 or use our online contact form to get your furnace inspected today. If it needs to be replaced we’ll always give you an estimate before starting any work so there are never surprises.