Owning a home comes with a litany of perks, but also some not-so-pleasant responsibilities. Having to replace major appliances falls in the latter category. In our day-to-day business as a gas furnace repair service in the New Haven County area, the experts at Air Specialties sometimes have to break the news to our customers that it’s time for a new furnace or air conditioner.
When something you count on to make your living space, well, livable, conks out, you have to bite the bullet and dip into your wallet.
If you find yourself having to buy a new furnace or air conditioning system, it might be smart to invest in replacing both at the same time. Here’s why:
A Shared Motor
Typically, furnaces last longer than air conditioners, with a lifespan of up to 20 years. Air conditioners tend to need replacement every 15 to 20 years. Unless you own a mini-split air conditioning system, which consists of an outdoor compressor and an indoor air blower, your furnace and air conditioner are symbiotic in that they share the same blower motor.
The function of the blower motor is what you might expect: It blows heated or cooled air through your house.
The risk in buying a brand new, high-efficiency air conditioning system and hooking it up to an old blower motor is twofold:
- The air conditioner won’t run at maximum efficiency
- The air conditioner could prematurely break down due to increased wear and tear
Money Saved in the Long Run
Replacing a furnace and air conditioner at the same time might seem like an expensive proposition, but if both are running together at peak efficiency, you’re bound to see the savings in your energy bills over time.
Additionally, choosing to install a new heating and cooling system means fewer major repair bills for either appliance in the near future. Of course, it helps to hire expert technicians to do the installing, and Air Specialties is always here to help!
Replacing both your air conditioner and furnace at the same time is not required, and if you purchased your furnace within the last 10 years, you probably can hold off replacing it for a while. Remember to keep it functioning at full capacity by scheduling regular maintenance checkups and not neglecting necessary repairs.
Consult the Experts
The team at Air Specialties can help you decide if it’s time for a full overhaul of your HVAC system, or if a few reasonable repairs will fix your problems. We can handle any of your heating or air conditioning challenges, from air conditioning installation to furnace repair to oil boiler maintenance throughout the New Haven County area.
Why choose Air Specialties for your HVAC overhaul? Watch this brief slideshow video for just a taste of what we offer.
Don’t let your heating or air conditioning issues fester and cause you more trouble down the road. Contact us today to schedule service.
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