When You Need Furnace Replacement, There’s a Lot to Consider
It can be challenging to decide whether to repair your furnace or go with furnace replacement. While it’s difficult to make an expensive purchase when you were only expecting a repair bill, it is important to consider whether or not a repair is worth the money for an older, inefficient furnace.
The Hauser Air team wants to do more than sell you a replacement furnace. We want you to consider us your trusted source for the best expert advice, equipment, and service. If repair is possible and worth the investment, that’s what we will recommend. If not, we will work hard to find you an affordable furnace replacement that will efficiently meet your home comfort needs. To give you peace of mind and make maintaining your furnace hassle-free, we offer coupons & specials as well as Pro Service Plans.
Should I Go with Furnace Replacement or Repair?
The Hauser Air team appreciates the dilemma. We’re committed to providing you with a knowledgeable and honest evaluation of your situation.
Things to consider in deciding whether or not you need a repair or furnace replacement typically include:
- The age of your furnace – generally, the average life expectancy of a furnace is 16 – 20 years.
- How often your furnace has needed repairs – if this not your first problem with the system, it could be a sign that more problems will occur.
- The energy efficiency your furnace – if your energy bills seem to be rising, even after considering rising utility costs and usage, your furnace may be inefficient.
- How long you plan to remain in your home – if you plan to sell soon, consider that adding a high-efficiency furnace can make your home more desirable to buyers and more likely to pass inspection.
- Short-term versus long-term cost – you should balance the short term costs of repair with the long-term sustainability of your furnace.
Your factory-trained Hauser Air expert will help you sort through all of these considerations and advise you on all of your options.
Furnace Replacement: Customer Success Story
“Bill was the main gentleman I spoke with that got everything started for me. He answered all my questions and his response time was fantastic. Jaron and Wyatt did the installation and were courteous and professional. Talked me through my new furnace and everything I needed to know as a homeowner. I could not be happier with their service and strongly recommend them to anyone.”
-Robert McCabe, review from Google
Dependable Furnace Replacement in Greater Cincinnati & South Dayton
The Hauser Air team protects your home before, during, and after every visit. Our NATE-certified technicians wear shoe covers upon entering your home and keep the work area protected and clean to your satisfaction. We’re also fully licensed and insured for your protection.
Call Hauser Air at 513-777-7979 or 937-368-7979, or contact us for a free estimate. We are known for getting it right the first time!
Furnace Replacement FAQs
Most systems have a lifetime of 10 to 20 years. As your equipment gets older, its efficiency can decrease dramatically. You may notice that it gets noisier and needs repairs more often. When a unit begins to show its age, you have two choices. You can overhaul the system or replace it. Because heating and cooling technologies improve over time, a new system designed with newer, more energy-efficient equipment makes sense, especially if your system is 10 or more years old. We can estimate the cost of a new system as well as a payback schedule that will show you how newer technology will pay you back in lower energy usage.
SEER, AFUE and HSPF are all measures of energy efficiency. Air conditioners may look similar, but their Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) can vary widely. Higher SEER numbers save more money spent on electricity. A 13 SEER air conditioner, the EPA “current minimum standard”, uses 23% less energy than a 10 SEER unit (EPA standard up until Jan. 2006). Even though 13 SEER is the minimum efficiency available, we currently offer a line of air conditioners that start at 13 SEER and go all the way up to a 21 SEER . Depending on your average usage, higher SEER air conditioners can significantly reduce your electric bill.
Heat pumps have SEER ratings like air conditioners and Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) ratings for measuring heating efficiency. Higher HSPF ratings mean greater energy savings. The HSPF scale range is 7.5 to 13.0.
Today’s new high-efficiency furnaces can save up to 50% in operating costs over a ten-year-old furnace. Many 1990 and earlier model furnaces have Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ratings of 65% or less. The minimum AFUE rated furnace that can be sold in the United States today is 80%.
Our current product offering starts at 80% AFUE and goes all the way to a very efficient 98% AFUE rating. Depending on your average usage, higher AFUE rated furnaces can significantly reduce your gas bill.
Yes. We offer special financing from EnerBankUSA, which has several options for financing your new product or service (with approved credit). Financing allows you to invest in your home’s comfort or respond to an unexpected heating and cooling need without breaking your budget. Find details here
Our headquarters is in Blue Ash. The neighborhoods we visit most, include: Amberley Village, Anderson Township, Batavia, Blue Ash, Colerain Township, Deer Park, Evendale, Fairfield, Glendale, Goshen, Hamilton, Indian Hill, Kings Mills, Landen, Lebanon, Liberty Township, Loveland, Madeira, Maineville, Mariemont, Mason, Miami Township, Middletown, Milford, Monroe, Montgomery, Mt. Healthy, Morrow, North Bend, North College Hill, Reading, Ross, Sharonville, Silverton, Springdale, St. Bernard, Symmes Township, Trenton, Union Township, West Chester, and Wyoming.
We service much of the South Dayton area, including: Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Centerville, Farmersville, Germantown, Kettering, Miamisburg, Middletown, Moraine, New Lebanon, Oakwood, Springboro and West Carrollton.
Yes. We offer free in-home estimates for customers interested in purchasing a new air conditioning or heating system for their home. Our estimates are thorough and accurate, without pushy sales tactics.