Is your furnace giving you the chills? If your furnace is 10 years or older, it may be time to think about replacing your furnace. Just like any appliance, heating equipment degrades from the first day you use it. Annual heating maintenance can go a long way in keeping your system operating, but furnaces won’t run forever.
If you notice that your furnace is not performing as well as you may want it to, we strongly recommend doing research before your heater calls it quits. Investigating a furnace replacement ahead of time ensures that you are prepared for the colder season, without having to worry about putting the task off until it’s too late. Homeowners should always get multiple quotes and investigate rebates and financing options – that’s good practice. But you should also familiarize yourself with the product you’re thinking about purchasing. Often, directly replacing the same type and size of furnace with a newer model isn’t the best choice.
Have Your Heating Needs Changed?
Furnaces come in different sizes, and it’s important to choose the right size for your home. Too small of a size, and your home won’t feel warm enough on the coldest days. Too large, and you’ll experience short cycling – the unit turning on and off repeatedly.
Before replacing your old unit with a newer model of the same size, consider if your heating needs have changed since the installation of your current heater. Have you added on any new spaces – like a finished attic? That could increase your heating needs. Have you replaced your windows? Higher quality windows with better sealing could reduce your heating needs.
Our team at Canoga Park Heating & Air Conditioning can help simplify the process by completing this evaluation for you. Our team will measure your home and look for key factors to help determine the heater size that’s just right for your Los Angeles home.
Do You Want A Higher Efficiency Unit?
Many of our customers in the San Fernando Valley are concerned with energy efficiency. Using the minimum amount of energy required to heat your home is a key priority for many homeowners – it’s not just good for the planet, it’s good for your wallet!
All heaters come with a fuel efficiency rating that you can use as a measurement system. The closer that the number is to 100%, the better its fuel efficiency rating is.
Should You Switch to Electric?
Most homes in our area have a standard gas furnace. While replacing your existing gas furnace with a new gas furnace is certainly one option, you could also make the switch to a heater that uses electricity instead. One type of system is a heat pump, which offers both heating and cooling from the same piece of equipment.
Electricity produces much fewer greenhouse gas emissions than gas. Check with your local utility about electrification programs, which can make the switch to an electric-based heating system very enticing.
Call Canoga Park Heating & Air Conditioning for Furnace Replacement
Need help with your decision – or are you simply interested in hearing a second opinion? Our friendly team at Canoga Park can help! Since 1963, we’ve been helping homeowners in the San Fernando Valley and the Greater Los Angeles Area with furnace replacement projects. Our work is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee – we are standing by to serve you! Contact us now at (818) 348-4768.