When it comes to furnace replacement, many people have lots of questions. This simply has to do with the fact that replacing the furnace is a pretty big investment, so it's reasonable to want to ensure that you are making the right choice. Here are the four most commonly asked questions and the answers behind them:

  1. How Long Will the Furnace Last? First off, you should know that the furnace should last up to 15 years. However, this is only with regular maintenance. This is why you want to ensure that when you install a new furnace, you set up a professional maintenance to be done on a routine basis. You also want to be sure that your furnace installation comes with a warranty that will cover any problems that arise before those 15 years so that you get the most out of the life of your new furnace. 
  2. Should You Replace It With the Same Type of Furnace? Another common question is whether or not you should install the same type of furnace your home already had. This actually just depends on preference. If you liked your old furnace, then you might want the same type. However, with new advancements in the technology and energy efficiency of furnaces, you might want to consider other options. For example, if you go from electric to natural gas, you will ultimately save money on the cost of heating your home. These are things you should consider. 
  3. When Should You Replace It? Next, you want to consider when you should replace the furnace. Certain times of year are going to cost you less. For example, replacing the furnace in the spring is going to be more affordable than doing so in the winter or right after the winter season when people realize that there is a problem with their furnaces and contractors become busier. 
  4. Should You Replace the AC Too? The benefit of replacing your AC at the same time as your furnace is that you have a balanced HVAC system. Since the heating and air conditioning in the home is attached to some of the same equipment, it can lower the costs you are spending on labor. Plus, you can prepare for the cost of replacing both at once rather than having to split up the cost between different times. 

With these four questions answered, you can be sure that you make a better decision when it comes to replacing your furnace and feel more confident in doing so. To learn more, contact a heating repair services company like Dick Kearsley Service Center