If you’ve got an older heating system, you’ve probably got one big thought any time it starts to run into trouble: “I hope it’s not broken down for good!” The last thing you want to do is replace a heater, as this is usually an expense you haven’t planned for. However, a repair isn’t always the best thing. And a new heater may not be as expensive as you think!
Finding out you may need a new heater is certainly no picnic, but it may not be as bad as you think. There are some ways to save money, if not on your installation then in the long-term. At the very least, there are ways to make the whole process more affordable upfront.
You save over the cost of making multiple repairs
We understand why you would hope, when your heating system stops working, that a repair can solve the problem (rather than a system replacement). However, heating systems only have a lifespan of about 10-15 years (or more or less depending on usage and other factors). After this point, a repair simply may not hold up.
You can pay hundreds of dollars to make a repair for one part of a heating system only to find that another part breaks down in a few short months. That repair was only a patch for an older system that will continue to run into trouble—especially now that it has mismatched parts from multiple repairs.
At some point, a replacement just makes more sense. You’ll spend more money replacing a heater piece by piece than doing it all at once!
Rebates may be available
Besides, there are many ways to lessen the burden of a new installation. If you upgrade to an energy-efficient heater, whether that’s a furnace or heat pump, rebates may be available from the local utility company.
For example, Georgia Power is currently offering up to $500 back when you upgrade from a natural gas furnace to a heat pump with a SEER rating of 18 or higher!
Financing available on approved credit
The most daunting part of new heating installation is the thought of spending a couple thousand dollars or so all at once. Thankfully, many companies offer you options. When you get your heating installation through us, financing is available on approved credit, with convenient monthly payments to make the process a lot easier.
You save in the long run
Finally, as long as you choose an efficient installation, you’ll save money in the long run on heating when you make an upgrade. You will likely notice the energy savings as soon as you start using your new heater, especially if you switch from an electric furnace to a heat pump with a high SEER rating. The initial price tag may seem overwhelming, but what you save over time makes it all worth it!
Schedule your next heating service in Savannah, GA with AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. We do quality work at a fair price.