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Does My Cincinnati Home Need a New Heating System This Year?

Sep 15, 2016
Time To Replace Your Furnace? | Nelson Comfort

Just a few more days until the official start of fall, which means it’ll be time to fire up your furnace before you know it. Too many Cincinnati home and business owners are hit with a surprise come heating season – their old furnaces and heat pumps just aren’t up for the task this year!

Save yourself the frustration and expense of a last-minute heating system replacement – while the weather is still mild, determine if your furnace, heat pump, boiler, or other heating equipment has what it takes to warm your home or business throughout the winter. Make plans to replace worn-out equipment now, and you’ll be ready to go on that first crisp fall day.

Should I replace my furnace?

While every furnace or heating system is different, there are some general signs which indicate system replacement should be considered. These include:

  • Old Age. In the Cincinnati area, heating system usually have a service life between 10 and 15 years; this can vary depending on maintenance and usage throughout the years. If your system is at or past this mark, and you’ve experienced other factors on our list, it’s best you start your search for a new furnace now.
  • Frequent Repairs. While we like visiting with our customers, we never want it to be because we’ve responded to numerous service calls for your heating system over the last season or two. Heating equipment tends to experience more frequent breakdowns in the last years of service – if you’re on a first-name basis with our heating technicians because of our frequent visits, you’d benefit from upgrading to a new, reliable heating system this season.
  • High Heating Bills. Just as malfunctions increase, system efficiency declines as your heating system reaches its last days. If your heating bills have steadily climbed over the past few years with no other cause, replacing your furnace or heater will help you cut your operating costs for many years.

Nelson Comfort will help you determine if your current heating system is in need of replacement, and aid you in selecting the perfect new furnace, heat pump, or other heating system for your Cincinnati home or business. Contact us today to discuss your project with our NATE-certified heating professionals.

About The Author

Dan Detmer
Dan Detmer is the owner of Nelson Comfort. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors in Dayton, Ohio. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan joined the Mortimer Heating & Cooling team in Cincinnati, where he had called home and become part of the community for several years. After a short period of time Dan purchased the company and created what is today, Nelson Comfort. Today he operates a company based on integrity, honesty, and stellar customer service. If you have any questions feel free to tweet (at sign) NelsonComfort and we will get right back with you!
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