Is Summer The Right Time to Replace Your Heater?

Probably not too many people think so much about furnace replacements while in the summer.

There are multiple reasons why the summer is actually the best time to replace your heating system.

The lifespan of a furnace depends on how well it’s taken care of, and the local climate and average annual temperatures. The average gas-fired furnace installed in most homes these days can last 15 to 20 years. Heating performance can decline over time and furnace energy efficiency may no longer meet current standards, resulting in higher utility bills. As equipment wears out, decisions are often made about whether to invest more money in costly repairs or replace with a more reliable and efficient model. Due to the off-season prices and selection, summer is the best time to consider heating replacements and the demand for furnaces will naturally increase as the weather cools down. Conversely, while in the summertime, dealers offer more attractive pricing to keep volume up and offer a wider selection of units, including last year’s models at sizable discounts. During the summer, you can shop around and consider all your possibilities at your leisure. On the other hand, if you wait until the furnace suddenly fails during the winter, you will be under pressure to make a quick decision as shopping at that time is never a nice idea. Gas-fired furnaces have a longer expected repair life than central cooling systems. It may be more cost-effective to replace both the furnace and the cooling system at the same time if your air conditioning equipment has also seen better times. When you replace the entire system, equipment prices may be lower and replacement costs may be lower.

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