Upgrading your home’s heating, cooling, and ventilation systems to energy-efficient equipment is not something to be taken lightly.
There is an expense to buying a new furnace, but one that can result not only in reduced operating costs, but also in long term savings. Energy-efficient equipment may even pay for itself in only a few years. In addition to the financial benefits, a new furnace installation can also make your home healthier and more comfortable.
House Smart Home Improvements is experienced in assessing the critical factors involved in upgrading your furnace. Considerations such as overall household performance, lifestyle, number of occupants, their age, the climate and insulation levels of the house, all impact furnace performance.
Why a New Furnace Installation?
- All equipment, including furnaces and boilers, has a finite life span, which is often longer than their optimum efficiency. It may need replacing due to normal wear and tear or a lack of regular maintenance. Your equipment may be working, but not working well and costing you more money in the long run!
- Sometimes heating requirements change due to using the house differently; a new baby or an older person joining the household can mean different fuel needs.
- Older homes can have cold areas due to inefficient heating and mechanical system layout.
- Renovation work can mean changes that impact present mechanical systems and along with that, cause inefficiencies. At the time of renovation it would be a good opportunity to upgrade to new, more efficient products, or to install a proper ventilation system where one doesn’t exist.
Making Changes to Home Systems
Mechanical systems changes can cause imbalances between the air pressure inside and outside of the house; which can lead to combustion spillage problems from hot water heaters, fireplaces, and furnaces. A professional such as House Smart Home Improvements can assess whether this is a significant issue before proceeding, and make recommendations that will save you time and money.
Knowing the characteristics of how your heating and ventilation system operates can help you determine which changes to consider. Anticipating problems ahead of time, as well as discussing them with your heating professional, will help you avoid surprises.
Some questions to ask yourself, the options available to you, and the repercussions of not making that choice are outlined below.
Is the Furnace More than 15 Years Old?
Are the Heating Needs Met in the House? Can the House be kept at an Even Temperature?
Are there Areas of the House that are Difficult to Heat?
Is Your Furnace Affected by a Planned Renovation?
Do You Need an Air Conditioner?
Areas of Service Include:
Vancouver, Surrey, Langley, Coquitlam, Delta, Richmond, Ladner, Tsawwassen, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, New Westminster, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Burnaby, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Aldergrove, and more.