Americans from the Bay Area to Buffalo have seen some pretty cold winters in recent years, so everyone is keenly aware of the value of a heater or furnace. With that in mind, it may be a good idea to determine whether you're going to need a new furnace before the next string of cold nights. Ask yourself a few of these questions and then call a furnace repair and installation expert:
How old is your furnace?
If your furnace is more than 16 years old, it may be closing in on the end of its useful life. Rather than waiting until you have to face a cold night, replace a furnace that is on its way out. Old furnaces can become inefficient, expensive to repair, and even quite dangerous.
Do you want lower energy bills?
The older your furnace is, the more outdated it is in terms of technology and efficiency. Old furnaces, as well as faulty furnaces, can burn through your bank account with wasted fuel and energy. Buying new furnace may not be your favorite way to spend money, but it will pay itself off when you see the difference in the cost of your monthly utilities.
Are you concerned about your family's health?
Of course you are concerned about your family's health, but you may not see all of the risks. A bad furnace can pump deadly carbon monoxide into your home. If you have the slightest reason to think this could be happening, contact a furnace repair service. It's also a good idea to install carbon monoxide detectors in your home.
Will you be able to afford emergency repairs or replacement?
If your furnace gives out one day—or worse, one night—you will be forced to fix or replace it in a hurry. This limits your ability to shop for deals and may come at a time when your bank account isn't up to the task. Consider looking into a new furnace installation when it is most convenient to you.
When you need a new furnace installation, you can count on Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating. We have served Berkeley, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties for over 25 years. For more information or a free estimate, call us at (510) 343-6350.