All furnaces are not created equal. Some will sputter through the cold winter season and put out just enough heat to keep you from freezing to death, while others keep you plenty toasty, but at a utility cost that breaks the family budget! If you have an antiquated furnace, it just may be a good idea to have a professional take a look at it to see if some repairs could help. Often a furnace repair or even a replacement can actually pay for itself with the savings on your heating bill.
The best time to have your furnace checked out is in the summer or early autumn – in other words, before you actually need it. The reason for this is that many heating companies will offer discounts during that time. The other reason is that the last thing you want to happen is for it to fail in the middle of a winter storm when you might not be able to get someone to help you right away.
A heating professional will check out a number of things on your furnace. They will check the thermostat to make sure it is operating correctly and cycling the furnace appropriately. They will check out the venting systems to determine if there is any wear that needs to be addressed. A serious problem is when there are wires that are frayed and thus a fire hazard, so having a professional check out and repair your furnace system could actually save your home and your life.
If your furnace is quite old or needs some costly repairs, a professional will be able to advise you on the cost to replace the furnace and how much of that you can recoup from lower heating costs from that point forward. In recent years, furnaces have been developed that are so efficient, they can cut your costs by hundreds of dollars each year.
Neglecting your furnace can be expensive and hazardous, so whether you choose to just have your furnace serviced and/or repaired to save some money or you opt to replace your furnace, the best way to get started is to call a furnace repair professional before winter.
If you need furnace repair in Charlotte NC or would simply like more information, contact us at Acosta Heating, Cooling & Electrical. We provide quality HVAC products & services at affordable rates. Give us a call today!