Replace or Repair your furnace? Consider replacing your
furnace if it is over 15 years old.
Check for Issues before calling a Professional HVAC service company like Penney Plumbing:
Loose wires or a burned out fuse may have tripped your breaker, a malfunctioning thermostat (try changing the batteries), a clogged filter may reduce airflow so change that filter at least quarterly.
Things to consider when making the decision to replace your furnace:
Size:If you order a furnace that’s too small, the house or business will not reach the desired temperature even as you hear and feel it running all day and night. Conversely, if your furnace is too big then the furnace will turn on and off more frequently, creating a power surge every time and therefore wasting energy as well as wear on the furnace itself. Dan Penney has been in the HVAC business for over 30 years and is happy to talk with you about your situation and recommend options based on the size of your space, climate and construction of your home or business.
Efficiency and AFUE rating:
AFUE is the annual fuel utilization rating. AFUE measures how efficiently a furnace can convert gas into heat. The most common heating fuel is still gas. The higher the AFUE percent means the more efficient your furnace is getting heat energy from gas and therefore less money out of your pocket and fewer emissions in the environment. Older furnaces can power out 70% while the new, more efficient models are achieving levels as high as 97%. You have to calculate the one time purchase expense of a new furnace versus the money you will save long term. Colder, Northern regions find the utility savings to be well worth it over time.
The Old Pilot Light Issue:
You can almost date your furnace by its ignition system. Nowadays the pilot light is becoming a thing of the past. Having no need for that continuous burning flame, new furnaces come with an intermittent, direct spark ignition therefore making the entire system more efficient and giving you a higher AFUE rating.
If you are ready to replace or repair your furnace, or need a furnace installed, call Penney Plumbing today!