“Wait and See” doesn’t really work…
Many people get stuck in a limbo of sorts; they are not sure if their furnace just needs a tune-up, some minor repairs or needs to be replaced all together. They are so worried about paying too much or being talked into buying something they don’t really need, they do nothing at all and go with a “wait and see” approach.
This is the perfect time of year to take control of your heating system to ensure you will have nothing to be concerned about (at least, inside your home) when the really cold weather strikes. The “in between” months are when great deals are offered, because once the cold weather sets in, there is really no reason to discount something that can be easily sold at full price.
Waiting until your furnace dies or is on the brink of death leaves you with nothing but problems. Not only does it leave you, your home and your family freezing until a new furnace can be installed, it also leaves you paying full price for a new furnace so there are no up-front savings. If you purchase a new furnace before the “busy season,” there all kinds of deals to be had.
The first thing you should do is have a heating comfort and energy analysis done on your system. Find out how old it is, what condition it is in, how much energy it consumes while producing heat and what likely repairs or problems will pop up this year. This analysis will give you the answers to questions you did not even know you had.
Once you have verified that it makes sense to replace your old system with a new energy efficient system, find out what warranties are available. Right now, you can get a complete 5-year parts and labor warranty on your new system, meaning you won’t spend a penny to repair your new system for 5 years.
The additional bonus of having a new system is the money you save on energy cost each month. Saving money on utilities is never a bad thing. Get started today preventing any cold moments inside your house with a $100 Home Energy Audit on your heating system.