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Is It Time To Buy A New Furnace?

3/10/2022

Angela Newton
Angela Newton Digital Marketing Specialist

Are you thinking of replacing your old furnace? There are many options to consider, and searching for the right one can be a tedious and confusing task, especially if you’re a first-time home comfort system buyer. To help you get started, there are a few important factors to consider right now.

Repair or Replace?

First, should you repair or replace your equipment? Despite the improved efficiency of most new furnaces, it’s generally more cost-effective to repair a furnace than to replace it. However, if a key component, such as the heat exchanger or control module fails, you’re probably better off replacing the furnace, especially if the unit is more than about 15 years old. Furnaces typically last an average of 15 to 20 years.

Feel confident in your decision to repair or replace your heater. If a contractor tells you that you have to replace your furnace, give us a call. We are happy to provide a free second opinion to ensure you have a proper diagnosis of your heating system. This service is provided to you at no charge and you are under no obligation to use Service Legends.

If you need a second pair of eyes to check your home’s heating system, you can count on Service Legends. Experience the legendary difference with a free second opinion.

Do Your Research

Find the right company. It’s important to find a good HVAC professional who is licensed and insured. Call around and ask your local HVAC companies for estimates, and, more than likely, you have friends who can provide great recommendations. 

The most important day of your furnace is the day it is installed. We guarantee our expert technicians will install your furnace correctly – the first time. At Service Legends, we stand behind our work for a long time with a Lifetime Replacement Guarantee. In fact, nobody beats our warranties or guarantees!

Size Does Matter

Installing a properly sized furnace is key to heating your home correctly. Too small, it won’t heat your home. Too big, you’ll waste a lot of money with high energy bills. The company you choose should calculate the size of your home and provide options that will help achieve your family’s comfort needs.

Unlike most contractors, Service Legends takes the more unconventional approach by looking at your home’s unique configuration to find a solution you’ll be comfortable with for years to come. According to Consumer Reports, a furnace that’s too small won’t keep your home comfortable during extremely cold weather and vice versa during the summer months.

Think of Service Legends as airflow pros. We have space-age tools for measuring home spaces that help us determine the right solution every time, increasing comfort and reducing utility costs.

So Many Options To Choose From

There are many brands to choose from, so how do you decide? The majority of furnaces available now can save you up to $500 a year when compared to older models. Each brand has its own trademark of features and advantages, but it’s important to also consider variable heat output, variable speed blowers, dual heat exchanger, and air filtration. A good company should take the time to explain all of these options to you during your appointment.

It’s always recommended to invest in the most efficient unit you can afford; you’ll be able to find a range of efficiencies for any budget. A more efficient unit will have a higher upfront cost, but it will pay for itself over the course of its life. Once you factor in the available rebates and tax credits, you may find that you’re saving much more than you expected.

Your #1 Furnace & Heater Home Comfort Team

If you’re looking for a skilled HVAC contractor in the Des Moines area, give Service Legends a call. We’ve been praised by our clients for our depth of knowledge, professionalism, and prompt working habits. We promise to warm your heart and then your home.

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