Indoor Air Quality
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Making customers happy leads to a successful business, as Fresh Air Heating & Cooling founders Mike and Meg Sinn knew even back in 1987, starting the company from their home office. The same is true today, and Mike and Meg’s kids (now owning and managing the company) always keep this in mind. Sometimes making customers happy in the long run means voicing unpleasant truths, however, such as the fact that your furnace won’t last forever.
If you ever encounter a heating contractor who tries to tell you otherwise, then you’ve found a dishonest contractor. While we cannot make your furnace last forever (although our routine maintenance will keep it running effectively and reliably for as long as possible) we can do the next best thing: help you find the perfect replacement furnace in Chesterfield, MO. Contact us if you think it’s time for a new furnace.
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I’ll Just Wait for My System to Break Down
Your furnace is your business, and if you are seriously bent on squeezing every last bit of life out of it before you replace it, that is your decision. If you want some advice from NCI and NATE–certified, licensed HVAC technicians, however, you should never wait for things to get that bad. You’re just opening yourself up to vulnerability during the coldest time of the year.
Your furnace is most likely to break down when it is working its hardest, which is precisely when you need it the most. That means you may get stuck waiting for a replacement during one of the busiest times of year for HVAC technicians. Plus, you’ll likely be wasting money on increased repair needs and high energy costs if you are really running a system into the ground.
So When Should I Replace My Furnace in Chesterfield, MO?
Age is a factor, and most furnaces today are going to last between 16–20 years. Some will run for 30 years. There is no terminal date set in stone. Although age will inform the decision, it is not the deciding factor some homeowners expect it to be. You need to take others into account, and age is a good prism to view them through.
If you have a newer system that needs an expensive repair, you’ll probably opt to fix it rather than invest in a brand new system. If that same repair is needed for a furnace that is already 16 or 17 years old, however, it makes more financial sense to put that cost toward a new system. You may also choose to replace an older system not because it is unreliable, but because newer systems are more efficient.
Leave Your Furnace Replacement to Our HVAC Technicians
Investing in a new furnace is a major expense for most people, and we understand that it is not something that you want to rush into—nor would we advise doing so. However, you don’t want to push it off until a complete breakdown leaves you shivering in your boots, even when you’re indoors!
If you have questions about your furnace or suspect a replacement is imminent, just give us a call. We are happy to discuss your options with you and to assess your system. That way, you can make an informed decision about whether to move ahead with repairs or to replace your furnace.