Your home furnace is one of the most important parts of your home, it is quite smart to keep track of how efficient and effective your furnace is working as time rolls on. You need to know when it is time to repair or replace your furnace. The costs of reoccurring maintenance can be quite costly and it might end up costing more than just replacing your furnace altogether. An outdated furnace can cost more than just money, as it also can pollute the air that your family is breathing. These tips will help you determine when it might be time to buy a new heating system.

When it’s time, it’s time

If your furnace is 11 years or younger and has had routine maintenance over the years then you should have nothing to worry. If your furnace is a little older then you might have seen some warning signs that it might be time to replace your furnace.

Signs of Warning

As a homeowner, it is crucial to be aware of warning signs that your appliances might be running on their last leg. Using old, outdated appliances can be costly and dangerous.

Age

The average lifespan for a furnace is around 16 to 20 years. It is crucial to have your furnace inspected regularly to keep it up and running efficiently, this will assure a long lifespan. If your furnace is nearing this age or is already at this age, it may be time to start looking for your next furnace. The new technology that furnaces now come with will shock you. Your power bill will be improved tremendously and you will also see an improvement in air quality.

Energy Bill Cost

Have you begun seeing an increase in your bill and didn’t know why? This could be because of your old furnace. Their ability to create heat is greatly diminished over the years of use. A HUGE warning sign for your furnace effectiveness and efficiency is an increase in your power bill cost & This is usually the biggest factor that pushes people over the edge.

House Temperature

Are you struggling to keep warm in the winter? Your furnace will spend hours trying to get the house warm but will never reach the desired temperatures for the different rooms in the house? This is because your furnace may be outdated and not have enough power to heat the entire house.

Newer furnaces are packed with brand new technology to allow furnaces to be most effective. A new furnace purchase will prove to be a great investment over time because of a decreased power bill, a perfectly heated home for a time to come. We listed a few of the warning signs that your furnace may be needing a new replacement. It is a big investment for your home but wasting money on repairs won’t solve any long-term problems that an old furnace has. You will not regret investing in a new piece of equipment, your home will finally feel comfortable on those cold winter nights and your power bill will see a drop in price.

  The majority of Temecula residents depend on Heating Systems to warm their homes during the cold winter months. There is a wide range of heating systems that are still being used around the nation but for the most part, the city of Temecula only sees a few different types. I will discuss the different types and why you might choose one over the other.

Forced Air Systems:

            Forced air systems are a very common type of heating system, which usually includes a furnace. They can get their heat energy from a few different sources; natural gas, electricity, oil or propane. This heated air is then ‘forced’ through the air ducts around your house, allowing for every section of your home to be heated properly. Since the furnaces are the heat source, they usually need to be placed in safe areas such as a garage, basement, attic or crawlspace.

What does a Furnace do?

A furnace works by pushing heated air through the ducts that line your home. The fuel used by the furnace is mixed with air and burned. Air is then pushed through the heat exchanger which is then pushed through the air ducts. Any combustion product is then vented out through the flue pipe, in effect keeping all residents safe of unwanted particles. A furnace is the most common type of heating system in the Temecula area just because of the ease of use and reliability. Furnaces have been around for many years so depending on your model, the efficiency and cost of using will vary.

Heat Pumps:

            Heat Pumps are a great system for areas that are not affected by crazy weather. If you live in an area that does not normally feel the 20-degree lows or 115-degree highs, then this system is perfect for you! It operates on electricity and works as both a heating and cooling system. By using two systems, an outdoor and indoor, it allows for air to be moved inside or out depending on desired temperatures. Almost all heat pumps use this sort of system, forcing warm or cold air through the vents in the home. But what most people don’t know is that there are two different types of heat pumps. The Ground-Source heat pump and the air-source heat pump both have their different use cases. The ground-source will always be an eye catcher; This is because of the natural ‘green’ energy that this type of pump uses.  They also tend to be much more efficient. But one con of ground source heat pumps are the costly upfront costs of setting the system up. Geothermal energy is known for being expensive but is very popular because of the longevity of the system life.

            Next time you have a heating system issue or question, please do not hesitate to reach out to your local Temecula, Nexgen HVAC team. We are readily equipped to help any sort of customers’ needs, from Heat Pumps to Forced Air Systems, we can solve any sort of issue!