Our experts at realize that winter may not be the ideal time to get a new furnace. We also know that installing a new furnace in the winter sounds quite a bit better than the discomfort and potential home damages our West Columbia customers face if the furnace isn’t working functioning properly.
To help make sure your furnace is running properly and efficiently, Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. suggests annual preventive maintenance. Even if you give your furnace optimal attention, a furnace will reach a certain age and won’t be worth repairing. So, what happens if your furnace reaches this time during the West Columbia winter? Don’t panic! Our qualified technicians will be here to take care of you, and make sure your family’s home comfort is met.
How will you know if you’re in need of a new furnace installation? First, review how old your furnace is. If it’s 15 to 20 years old, it’s possibly nearing the end of its life span. Oftentimes, it doesn’t make sense to spend the additional money to repair a furnace that is older.
Next, review your energy costs. If they seem greater this season over previous years, your furnace may be working harder than it should. Furnaces lose efficiency over time. When this happens, you’ll notice a change in your heating costs.
Another sign that it may be time to replace your furnace is if you’ve had to call for multiple repairs. Further repairs may not be the most cost-effective way to go. It could be in your best interest to replace your furnace with a new, more energy-efficient model. Putting your money towards a newer model rather than another repair could help you save money over the long term.
You don’t have to figure this out on your own, just call Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. at 803-265-4208 and we’ll be happy to take a look and go over all of your options—whether that includes a replacement furnace or furnace repair. You can even book an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient. We are here to ensure you stay comfortable in your home during the West Columbia winter.