Is Summer The Right Time to Replace Your Heater?

Gas-fired furnaces typically have a longer expected service life than central air conditioners

Probably not many people think about heater replacements during the summer. There are several reasons why the summer is actually the best time to upgrade your heating system. The lifespan of a furnace depends on how well it’s maintained, and the local climate and average annual operating days. The average gas-fired furnace installed in most homes today 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 monthly bills. As a unit wears out, decisions are often made about whether to invest more money in costly repairs or upgrade now to a more reliable and efficient model. Due to the off-season prices and selection, summer is the best time to consider heating replacements. The demand for furnaces will naturally increase as the weather cools down. Conversely, during the summer, dealers offer more attractive prices to keep volume up and offer a wider selection of units, including last year’s models at substantial discounts. During the summer, you can shop around and consider all your options at your leisure. On the other hand, if you wait until the heater suddenly fails during the winter, you’ll probably be under pressure to make a quick decision. Shopping at that time is never a good idea. Gas-fired furnaces typically have a longer expected service life than central air conditioners. It may be more cost-effective to replace both the furnace and the air conditioner at the same time if your air conditioning unit has also seen better days. When you replace the entire system, unit prices may be lower and installation costs may be lower.

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