In Windsor/Essex right now, homeowners are taking the necessary steps to ensure that their families and homes are kept warm and comfortable as the frigid temperatures rage on. The quality and efficiency of your HVAC system will determine how warm your house is in the upcoming months. If you haven’t already, be sure to perform routine maintenance on your furnace, including changing your air filters as well as cleaning the blowers and the vent. If you are unsure how to do so, contact an HVAC service professional today! If you need a new furnace, here are four things to consider:


Focus On Money Savings


Many homeowners won’t upgrade their current HVAC system because they believe it is still working at full capacity. However, a clear-cut sign that your system needs a solid improvement is that you are spending a lot of money on your hydro bill. While the upfront costs may be more pricy than retaining your current system, over time, you will notice a significant decrease in the cost of your energy bill. 


Consistent Flow Of Heat


When your furnace and its system (i.e. ducts, vents, blower, filters, etc.) are outdated or inefficient, you will feel the effects throughout the entire house. In the dead of winter, you rely on your furnace for an even distribution of heat, meaning you expect consistent temperatures whether or not you’re in your basement, your attic, your bedroom or your kitchen. If you’ve noticed a significant difference in temperature in various areas of your home, it’s time to consider upgrading your system seriously.


Reduced Noise


If you purchased your house from a homeowner that hadn’t upgraded their HVAC unit in years, you might not know that your system is overdue for an upgrade. One thing that you should look out for is egregious noise. If your furnace is noisy when it starts up or finishes its heating cycle, these are tale-tell signs that there are components inside that are not functioning at full capacity. When you install a brand new furnace, it will operate so quietly you may even forget that it’s on! Be sure to schedule routine maintenance calls with your local HVAC specialists.


Environmentally Conscientious


Furnaces that were manufactured in the 1980s & 1990s don’t use the same technology as they do now. Modern HVAC units are manufactured to produce way fewer carbon emissions, which will significantly reduce your carbon footprint after a long winter of use. 


Keep your home and your family warm this winter, reduce your costs, ambient noise, and reduce your carbon emissions by investing in a new furnace! For more information, contact Absolute Comfort today!