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"I Highly Recommend this Service!. Very knowledgeable, Norm is a great guy."
"My nice cold air was noticeably warmer and I needed it checked out. Norm, was my choice as my neighbor has used him in the past. What a great guy, he replaced a part and only charged me $65. The air is working perfect now, Norm is an honest businessman with great ethics."
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How do I know when to Replace my Heating or Furnace Unit

If you dread the winter months because you know that your energy bills will skyrocket out of control, then it may be time to replace or add to your heater. Having an energy saving central air heating unit will save you a lot of money on your bills, and AC Repair Team in Concord, CA can help you find the best solution for your home.

photo of Norm changing a heating unit's filterHow old is your heater? If it is more than 15 years old, then it may be best to replace it. Depending on how the heater was maintained throughout the years, it may no longer be able to work at it most efficient level. There are many new types of heaters with very high Energy Star ratings, meaning that they cost less to operate. Discuss with the technician the size of furnace that is needed for the square footage of your home, as well what percentage you will save each year compared to the operating cost of your current unit. Also remember the ductwork is just as important, and if it is too old, it may need to be replaced or intensely repaired when you install the new furnace. Since the heat is distributed throughout your home with the duct system, not replacing it will leave some of the same air flow problems that you have currently.

One heater to consider replacing yours with is one that uses both electric and gas to operate. These dual-fuel heaters use only the electric heat pump, which is cheaper to operate, when the weather first begins to cool. Then when the coldest parts of the year happen the heater switches to gas powered to make the furnace more efficient. This means that your new heater will be extremely reliable, but the electric pump will offset the gas costs and lower your gas bill during particular parts of the winter.

If your furnace is not very old, then replacing it may not make sense. If this is the case, then one way to increase its efficiency is by adding solar power. The number of solar panels will vary for each homeowner, but with them you are essentially using ‘free’ energy. The energy from the sun will be used first to warm your home, so even in the coldest months, your energy bills will be extremely low. Many people not only enjoy this option because it saves them money, but also because it lowers their carbon footprint. If you can save money and help the environment at the same time, then why not choose to install solar panels to lower your furnace’s energy use.

AC Repair Team is very knowledgeable about the different money and energy saving techniques and will be able to help you pick the best option for your home. Call Norm Jones at AC Repair Team, (925)-808-3141, and discuss how you can stop throwing money away each winter. The team is very experienced and will work one-on-one with you so that you have a warm home with a smaller energy bill.

About The Author: Norm Jones is a HVAC expert. His website at t offers simple yet practical ideas to help you with your home heating and cooling needs. Published 10/3/2012