Furnaces typically last for about 20 years. If yours is this old or needs major repairs, now may be the time to start planning your furnace replacement. A new furnace is a big investment, and we want you to be fully satisfied with your new heating system. Read on to learn about the benefits of a new furnace installation for your Mountain City, GA, home.

Increase Energy-Efficiency

New furnaces with the Energy Star rating are at least 15% more energy-efficient than a 20-year-old conventional furnace, explains Energy Star. Have you noticed that some rooms of your home are too cold or that your furnace is no longer able to keep your home consistently warm? If so, it’s probably time for a furnace replacement. A furnace replacement is also a good idea if your energy bills keep going up. That’s a sign of inefficient equipment.

Avoid Comfort Disruptions and Safety Issues

Old furnaces break down more frequently. You might fix a cracked heat exchanger one month only to have a sensor or valve fail the next month. Not only does this cost a lot of money and possibly leave you without heat on a cold winter night, but it can also put your health and safety at risk. Because furnaces burn fuel, there’s potential a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. A furnace replacement prevents disruptions to your comfort and ensures that your home will be safe all winter long.

Save Money on Heating Costs

The National Academy of Sciences explains that heating accounts for about 28% of a home’s energy use. By replacing an old, inefficient furnace with a new, Energy Star rated one, you could save hundreds of dollars every year on your heating expenses. When paired with a smart thermostat, your new furnace could practically pay for itself through energy savings in five-10 years.

To learn more about when a new furnace is a smart decision, take a look at Radlee Heating and Cooling’s furnace replacement services, or call our skilled HVAC experts for additional details.

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