What You Must Know Before Buying a Furnace for Your Jackson Home

March 05, 2015

We understand that buying a new furnace may not be a priority in the immediate future, but it’s smart to learn the keys that will likely influence your choice when you are ready to buy. Below are five important considerations that Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning advises our customers to think about during their evaluation:

1. Heating Repair Frequency

Similar to any other appliance, as furnaces age, the likeliness of heating repairs increase. If your furnace is over 15 years old, those repair can be especially expensive. More common and costly repairs include blower motor failures, ignition control failures and heat exchanger failures.

2. Operational Cost

The efficiency of gas furnaces in Jackson area homes today naturally influences your home energy bills, and the level of efficiency can vary tremendously depending upon the system you buy. Furnaces older than 15 years can be very inefficient, wasting up to 40% of the dollars you spend to heat your home. Even recently manufactured furnaces can waste up to 20%.

3. System Maintenance

A properly maintained furnace will run more efficiently, reduce the likelihood of expensive repairs and most importantly ensure your safety. Don’t forget, these are gas-fired appliances. Another important point is a properly serviced furnace will last longer before replacement is necessary.

4. Tune-up Checks

Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning hears many questions relating to what actually can be done to tune-up or maintain a furnace and there are actually many essential checks and calibrations in the process:

  • Gas Pressure and gas valve calibration
  • Cleaning and checking safety switches
  • Cleaning the heat exchanger
  • Inspecting the heat exchanger for dangerous conditions
  • Cleaning the blower system
  • Cleaning and replacement of worn ignition sensors
  • Much more...

5. HVAC Maintenance Interval

A certified professional who has the skill and hands-on experience to perform a tune-up should maintain heating equipment annually. Simply put, without routine maintenance, frequent repairs combined with aged equipment are a few of the more obvious indicators of a need to replace your furnace.

High energy costs and the need to reduce energy consumption are also strong reasons to consider replacement of your furnace. In fact, an independent study by Decision Analyst shows nearly 20% of homeowners who recently replaced their furnace specifically did so to lower their utility bills.

Jackson area homeowners seeking more information are urged to call Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 601-852-3105.

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