Posted: 1 Apr '21

Is it Time for a More Energy Efficient Furnace Replacement?

Is it Time for a More Energy Efficient Furnace Replacement?

After a long, cold winter, spring is finally beginning to arrive in the St. Albert area. If your monthly heating costs were higher than last year, you probably couldn’t wait for winter to end. Maybe it is time for you to consider a more energy efficient furnace replacement before next winter and here are a few more reasons why! Call us today for a consultation

Your Furnace is Near the End of Its Lifespan 

Most furnaces have a lifespan of 15 to 30 years if they have been serviced as recommended by their manufacturers. But other factors also figure into the lifespan, including environmental conditions such as humidity, cleanliness of air ducts, and whether the air filters have been changed to maintain proper airflow. Today’s furnaces are much more energy-efficient than those manufactured a decade ago, therefore ensuring energy savings from day one of your furnace replacement. 

Your Furnace Needed Frequent Repairs 

It is normal to expect some repairs to your furnace over its lifetime. However, as you near the end of its lifespan, you may find that your furnace needs more frequent, and often, more expensive repairs. Once this starts, you will need to consider whether it is better to replace your furnace versus continuing to pay for one repair after the next. Because your older furnace is likely to be out of warranty, all repair costs will fall on you. The money spent on repairs could be better spent on an energy-efficient furnace replacement. 

You Want to Sell Your Home in Soon 

Having a newer furnace increases the value of your home. It also makes your home more attractive to potential homebuyers. Heating and cooling systems, like roofs and other major home components, are an expense that new homeowners would rather not to have to spend money on immediately after purchasing their homes. 

You Have Concerns Over Your Home’s Impact on the Environment 

There is a trend among many homeowners to look for ways to save energy in their households and reduce their impact on the environment. An energy-efficient furnace uses less fuel to generate heat and it produces less in the way of greenhouse gases that have a negative impact on the air that we breathe and on the environment. 

You May Be Eligible for Rebates 

Choosing a furnace replacement with an energy-efficient furnace could make you eligible for rebates on your purchase. These rebates help minimize the cost of your upgrade and help you realize a quicker return on investment, in addition to energy savings. The Edmonton Home Energy Retrofit Accelerator Program provides rebates for energy-efficient upgrades, including heating equipment. This program provides up to $600,000 a year in rebates to homeowners. The average household could receive approximately $1,500 in rebates. 

Ready to Replace Your Furnace? 

If you are ready for a furnace replacement for your St. Albert area home, it is time to contact A-1 Heating & Cooling. Call us to discuss your options for upgrading to a new energy efficient furnace for your home. 


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