What You Must Know Before Buying a Furnace for Your Daytona Beach Home

March 05, 2015

We understand that buying a new furnace may not be a priority in the immediate future, but it’s important to learn the keys that will likely influence your choice when you are ready to buy. Below are five considerations that All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning advises our customers to think about during their evaluation:

1. Heating Repair Frequency

Like any type of appliance, as furnaces age, the likeliness of heating repairs increase. If your heating equipment is over 15 years old, you might start to experience relatively expensive repairs. Costly, yet typical repairs include blower motor failures, ignition control failures and heat exchanger failures.

2. Operational Cost

The efficiency of gas furnaces in Daytona Beach area homes today vary significantly and their efficiency directly influences your utility bills. Furnaces older than 15 years can be terribly inefficient, with up to 40% of your heating dollars going out the window (in a manner of speaking). Even recently manufactured furnaces can waste up to 20%.

3. System Maintenance

A well maintained furnace will run more efficiently, reduce the likelihood of expensive repairs and most importantly ensure your safety. Remember, these are gas-fired appliances. Another point worth mentioning is a properly serviced furnace will last longer before replacement is needed.

4. Tune-up Checks

All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning often receives questions relating to what truly can be done to tune-up or maintain a furnace and there are actually many vital checks and calibrations in the process:

  • Gas Pressure and gas valve calibration
  • Cleaning and checking safety switches
  • Cleaning the heat exchanger
  • Inspecting the heat exchanger for dangerous conditions
  • Cleaning the blower system
  • Cleaning and replacement of worn ignition sensors
  • And many others...

5. HVAC Maintenance Interval

A trained and certified HVAC specialist who has the skill and hands-on experience to perform a tune-up should maintain heating equipment once a year. Simply put, without routine maintenance, frequent repairs combined with dated equipment are a couple of the more obvious signals of a need to replace your furnace.

Out of control energy costs and the need to reduce energy consumption are also compelling reasons to consider replacement of your furnace. In fact, an independent study by Decision Analyst suggested nearly 20% of homeowners who recently replaced their furnace specifically did so to lower their utility bills.

Daytona Beach area homeowners seeking more information are urged to call All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at .

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