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The Lifetime Costs Of A Furnace Upgrade -- What To Consider

December 22, 2011 | Blog

If you’re thinking about upgrading your heating system, but aren’t sure you want to pay the expensive initial cost, consider how much you can save on the lifetime costs of a furnace upgrade. A new high-efficiency furnace, while costing more initially, will pay ample dividends over its lifetime in better home comfort and savings on energy costs.

When considering a new furnace, it’s important to remember that a cheaper system doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll save money. Don’t make the mistake of selecting cheaper equipment while overlooking systems that will save money over the long run.

Many studies suggest that the initial cost of a furnace will only make up 5 percent of the costs that you’ll pay over its lifetime. There are a couple of factors that you should consider in order to ensure that you get a quality furnace. They are:

  • Operating costs: While high-efficiency furnaces may cost you more upfront, they will lower your heating costs and eventually make up for the amount you initially paid.
  • Repair costs: Cheaply built systems are more likely to break down. Having a professional come to your home to repair your furnace can be costly and will raise the lifetime costs of your furnace significantly.

Don’t be fooled by a system that tries to lure you in with its low price. Chances are that you’ll pay a lot less money over the lifespan of a quality high-efficiency system.  Plus proper installation can make a huge difference in the way the system performs.

For more assistance on determining the potential lifetime costs of a furnace upgrade in your home, contact the expertsat CCAC, Inc. today. We provide quality service to homeowners in Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend, and will be more than happy to help you with all of your home-comfort needs.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about furnace upgrades and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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