On a snowy, frigid day, there’s no better place to be than relaxing inside your home where it’s warm, comfortable, and safe thanks to a properly functioning furnace. But if your furnace is aging, inefficient, or in need of a repair, it could be a ticking time bomb and might break down on you at any time, leaving you in an uncomfortable – and even unsafe – situation.
While repairs can often get a furnace back up and running again, there are many reasons to consider furnace replacement and installation services. Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric is here to help. We’ve provided residents of Deerfield, IL, Chicago’s North Shore, and Chicago’s Northwest suburbs with reliable and trustworthy furnace services since 1928. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
For the untrained homeowner, it can be difficult knowing when it’s time to replace their existing furnace or when a furnace repair will solve their issues. To help you out, here are some of the common signs that might indicate it’s time for furnace replacement:
There’s no exact lifespan for furnaces. However, well-maintained furnaces typically last about 15-20 years. If your furnace is more than 15 years old and operating inefficiently, consider upgrading to a new, energy-efficient unit.
If you’re on a first-name basis with your HVAC repair technician, that may signal it’s time for an upgrade. If your furnace is prone to breaking down, it makes more sense to spend your hard-earned money on a new furnace system as opposed to shelling out hundreds of dollars on repairs a couple of times a year.
If your monthly energy bills suddenly skyrocket from the previous year, it could mean your system is less efficient than it once was and needs to be replaced. Due to new technology, today’s furnaces are more efficient than their predecessors, meaning you could save significantly on your energy bills by upgrading your furnace.
Is the airflow coming out of your vents weak? Are there hot and cold spots around your home? These are common signs your furnace is inefficient. Although a repair or changing the filter can remedy this situation, it could also signal your furnace is at the end of its useful life.
If you recently purchased a new furnace for your Deerfield, IL home, it makes sense to protect your investment with regular maintenance. We recommend having your furnace tuned up once per year.
During a maintenance tune up, an HVAC technician will clean necessary parts, inspect the entire unit and recommend any minor repairs before they lead to more serious and expensive issues. Some of the benefits of regular furnace maintenance include:
We understand there are seemingly an endless number of HVAC companies in Deerfield and the surrounding Chicago area. But once you work with Ravinia Plumbing, you’ll see why we have so many repeat customers. Some of the reasons that set Ravinia Plumbing apart from the competition include:
Although most homeowners want to put off buying a new furnace for as long as possible, continuing to operate an aging, inefficient unit leads to higher energy bills and increases the chance of an untimely breakdown on one of the coldest days of the year. Ravinia Plumbing’s heating and cooling technicians are expertly trained to install new furnaces, and we offer a money-back guarantee to ensure 100% customer satisfaction. Contact us today to schedule furnace installation service.
“The service technician who comes to the house is always very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. I appreciate that the same technician comes to our home for our semi-annual maintenance checks.”