Do I Need to Replace My Furnace?
The best way to determine if your furnace needs replacing is to consult with an HVAC service provider. A service technician can thoroughly assess the condition, safety and efficiency of the system better than anyone else.
Consider calling a technician if:
- Your furnace is more than 10 years old. These units typically operate at only 50% efficiency. Some older units can operate at as little as 35% efficiency.
- Your carbon monoxide detector is going off. This can be a sign of a cracked heat exchanger in your furnace – a potentially deadly situation.
- The system has not been serviced within the last two years.
- Your heating bills have gradually increased over the past several months.
- Your home does not feel like it is heating consistently from room to room or floor to floor.
Although it is not inexpensive to replace a furnace, it is possible to make up the cost within a few years due to the increased efficiency of a new system. In addition, homeowners who install new, certified, energy efficient furnaces can qualify for federal tax credits.
Apollo Home can help you determine if the timing is right to make this investment, and if you mention today’s blog entry, you’ll receive a complimentary assessment from one of our qualified technicians. Click here and put “blog – complimentary assessment” in the comment box.
"Ernie & Mike did a superb job on my new furnace and A/C installation. Despite having more than a day’s work to do, they came in and stayed until the job was done. They were organized, efficient, and protected the rest of the house well. Got both furnace and A/C installed the same day. Ernie was courteous, informative, and clearly knew his job better than anyone I’ve encountered before. The units look so good guests now get The Tour of our new system. Apollo is clearly not a fly-by-night company. I would recommend them to anyone in need of a new furnace and/or A/C."
- Jerry A.
"I called Apollo because of a water leak I thought I had in our upstairs shower going into the kitchen. Robbie came and assured me everything was fine & looked at all the other plumbing. He ended up changing a few pipes for our washer & clearing a drain. He was very nice & knowledgeable with all my questions. I ended up signing up for the care plan & was very happy with my service."
- Cassandra B.
"The team at Apollo exceeded my expectations. As a business owner, my attention to the details and commitment to providing excellent service is high. From the sales rep. to the installation team, everyone’s performance was outstanding. For example, the installation team went to great lengths to protect our floors, placing floor runners and across the wood floors and up the stairs. They even were spot washing walls upon their departure. I highly recommend this company."
- Randy B.
"We scheduled an estimate AND a tune-up. We knew something was wrong with our furnace, but hoped we could make it through the rest of the season. Upon telling Bill what our furnace was doing, he warned us immediately what the possible outcome was going to be; a cracked heat exchanger. He watched the flames roll backward, tested carbon monoxide levels, which were so high they meter’s last reading was 5,600 before saying “high”. He immediately shut it down, tagged it, and explained that with levels that high and children in our home he wanted off right away. He continued his inspection and showed us via a camera that not only was it cracked in multiple places, but had holes all over it. He gave us a few options for repairing it; his knowledge as well as genuine concern was beneficial and refreshing. Luckily we also scheduled an estimator, Micah, to come too and we were able to get costs between repairing and replacing (with several options). We decided to replace with a much higher efficiency furnace and one sized properly to our home. Hands down, not only did they both provide us great service and knowledge, but without sounding dramatic, they may have saved our lives. This was our first time calling Apollo, but it won’t be our last."
- Sarah B.
"Apollo is an excellent company. I always receive great service. Alex A. was professional and friendly. He kept me informed during the process of checking my furnace and heat pump to make sure they were working properly. The company makes sure you are notified who is coming and when they are on the way. All my interactions with the company have been wonderful."
- Beverly S.