What are the Benefits of a New Furnace?
Replacing your furnace can be a big investment. After all, it is one of the most important appliances in your home. You rely on it to keep your home warm and safe all winter. If you are constantly calling for furnace repairs or your furnace is over 15 years old, it may be time to think about buying a new furnace.
You may be wondering, “what are the benefits of a new furnace?” A furnace replacement can yield several benefits, including increased energy efficiency, a more predictable energy bill, smart features, improved airflow, better air quality, fast heat, less noise, lower repair costs, and added value for your home.
Increased Energy Efficiency
No matter what type of furnace you have, installing a high-efficiency furnace will result in increased energy efficiency. Old furnaces are notorious for being energy inefficient — meaning they use a lot of energy for the heat they put out.
As technology has improved, furnaces today use energy a lot more efficiently, meaning they can heat your entire home with less cost. Not only is this better for your energy bill, but it is also better for the environment.
While lots of home and business owners are transitioning to electric furnaces, even a new gas furnace is better for the environment than an old one.
You may be thinking that high-efficiency furnace installation sounds more expensive than traditional furnace replacement, but that isn’t necessarily the case. High-efficiency furnaces have become more affordable as they’ve evolved, and prices are often competitive with conventional systems.
Even if the upfront cost of installation is slightly higher, you’ll get it right back in your lower monthly energy bill.
More Predictable Energy Bill
Not only do old furnaces use a lot of energy, but the amount of energy they use can vary widely from month to month, even when temperatures are consistent. New furnaces often come with more regulation features that internally measure a variety of factors to minimize usage.
These factors include how often it is cycling and how long it is taking to heat the home, in addition to environmental factors like humidity and pressure. The machine can take all of these factors into consideration and make adjustments to the amount of heat required to respond to your thermostat.
All of these adjustments result in an ultra-efficient system that will translate to a steady and more predictable energy bill. Beyond predictability, smart furnaces make it much easier to make incremental changes that allow you to save money over time. These features simply do not exist with old furnaces.
If you are wondering, “Will a new furnace save me money?” the answer is more than likely yes!
In addition to the measurement and monitoring features that save you money, new furnaces offer a lot of functionality that just didn’t exist even ten years ago.
Today, with many new furnace models, you can control the system via your phone or tablet, set different modes depending on whether you’ll be home or not, set humidity levels, control zones within your home, and more.
New models also feature sensors that can diagnose abnormalities that wouldn’t be obvious to the untrained eye. They can alert you to these problems so that you can address them before they turn into big issues.
Improved Air Flow and Air Quality
New furnace systems are able to better distribute hot air throughout your home. If you’ve noticed cold spots or hot spots, the chances are these will go away with the installation of a new furnace. Homeowners who have recently installed a new furnace often comment on the increased comfort that comes along with it.
In addition to the heat and comfort of a new system, better airflow in the home means that the quality of your air will improve. In addition, old furnaces tend to get dirtier faster and are less efficient at removing contaminants from the air.
An old furnace that hasn’t been properly maintained can even pollute your home. Each time the air circulates, it gets dirtier. Eventually, this can create a toxic environment, especially for those with respiratory problems like asthma. A new furnace will produce clean air and minimize pollution levels in the house.
Lastly, when you schedule a new furnace installation, it is a great time to also consider the installation of an air purifier in your home. An air purifier can be installed right into the furnace system, creating clean and pure air for your entire house.
If you are relying on an old furnace to heat your home, you have probably noticed that it can take a long time to get your home up to the desired temperature.
With outdated furnaces, it can take an hour or more to get any sort of noticeable temperature change in the home. In addition, it can be really hard on old furnaces to try to quickly heat an entire home.
With a new furnace, you’ll notice an increase in temperature almost immediately. Your home can be up to the desired temperature in a matter of minutes.
Old furnaces are notorious for making lots of noise. They’ve even been featured as evil contraptions in movies because of how noisy they can be. While this is a normal part of functioning for older systems, these problems have largely been eliminated as technology has improved.
Furnace engineers have made small tweaks that have completely removed some noises and significantly minimized others. While no furnace is going to be 100% silent, you’ll hardly notice your new furnace is there.
Lower Repair Costs
If you have been using an old furnace, you are probably familiar with all of the maintenance and repair costs associated with keeping it working. Not only do older furnaces break down more often, but they frequently don’t respond to repairs or new parts as well, which can contribute to more wear and tear.
While all furnaces should be regularly maintained, new systems will relieve you from constantly worrying about repairs.
Even if you do need repairs, repairing a new furnace can often be less expensive than repairing an old furnace. This disparity exists because old furnaces often require more repairs to get them back in good shape, and parts for old furnaces can be harder to come by.
Lastly, most new furnaces are under warranty for at least a couple of years, so any repair costs early on will be covered.
Increased Home Value
Even if you are not currently considering selling your home, a new furnace is a great long-term investment. New furnaces can last up to 20 years if maintained properly and can add a tremendous amount of value to your home.
If you are looking to sell your home, prospective buyers will have peace of mind knowing they won’t be stuck with a big furnace bill shortly after purchasing.
Call TSS Home Comfort for Your New Furnace Installation
At TSS Home Comfort, we have over 35 years of experience in replacing, installing, repairing, and maintaining heating systems. Our team of fully licensed and background-checked technicians are handpicked to guarantee that they deliver customer service at a level no less than excellent.
Unlike other companies, TSS Home Comfort provides customized solutions taking all aspects of your situation into account. Things like budget, application, available upgrades, as well as many other items are considered in our solutions and personalized recommendations.
We can help you select a furnace that is right for you and install it on your schedule to minimize disruptions to your life. Give us a call today!