As summer transitions into fall, many in the greater Cleveland area will be weighing their options for a possible furnace replacement. Late summer and early fall are great times of the year to schedule an upgrade or service call, as HVAC service companies are generally not as busy in between seasons. As it gets colder, more of your neighbors will be scheduling maintenance, repairs and even replacements for their furnaces. If your furnace needs replacing, a late summer installation makes a lot of sense for a variety of reasons.
A late summer furnace replacement is ideal for those with convenience in mind. Since HVAC companies aren't as busy, delays can be avoided for service calls, maintenance and installations. You definitely don't want to be stuck with a broken furnace during the peak of winter when delays are common and temperatures are extremely low.
If you're not sure if your furnace will need replacing soon, there are some things you should consider. If your current furnace is over 15 years old, a new installation could be a wise decision. Once furnaces reach this age, repairs become more frequent and costly. In addition, energy efficiency in furnaces has improved greatly in recent years. This is a worthwhile incentive when considering a furnace replacement.
Older systems likely have poor efficiency ratings that may be as low as 50 percent. Modern furnaces are available with ratings starting around 80 percent and can go as high as 98.5 percent. A more efficient furnace would significantly lower heating costs, as well as your pollution output. In fact, your energy savings will even help pay for the cost of your new and improved heating system.
For more expert advice on your furnace replacement, feel free to contact the professionals at P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling. We've proudly served the greater Cleveland area since 1936, including Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights and Pepper Pike.
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Paul Wadsworth is the President and Owner of P.K. Wadsworth Heating and Cooling. For 37 years, Paul has been providing heating and cooling services to the Greater Cleveland area. P.K. Wadsworth has been a trusted Cleveland HVAC service company for over 75 years. The company understand the area's construction and local heating and air conditioning needs. Paul has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a B.S., Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. Paul is the Chairman of COSE's Energy Advisory Council. He's been President of the Cleveland Air Conditioning Contractors of America and a founding member of the local chapter. Paul was born and raised in Cleveland and has been active in the local community. He resides in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife and two sons.
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