Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘furnace replacement’

The 50% Rule for Replacing Your Furnace

Monday, December 25th, 2023

Your furnace has lasted you for a pretty long time, but now it’s starting to give you trouble. Whether it’s broken down completely or it’s on the verge of needing a major repair, older furnaces lose their luster and their ability to heat your home over time. But how do you know when it’s time to replace it?

We’ve helped homeowners with furnace replacement in Rancho Cordova, CA, and as a result, we’ve seen the 50% rule play out time and time again. Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s explain what that rule is, and why it’s a good idea to follow it.

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Here’s How Heat Pumps Can Replace Your Furnace

Monday, July 10th, 2023

Your furnace has been “old reliable” for as long as you can remember, but it’s time for a new machine to reign supreme in your home. Yes, furnaces still have their usefulness, but heat pumps are quickly outpacing them.

Heat pump installation in Sacramento, CA is often used to replace furnaces because these days, furnaces need electric ignition starts anyway. So, a more energy-efficient way to heat your home just makes sense as the clear choice. But that’s not the only reason. Let’s break it down.

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Got an Old Furnace? Here’s When It Might Need Replacement

Monday, February 11th, 2019

furnace-replacementHow can you tell when you need a new furnace in Sacramento? There are many answers to that question, but we want to begin by saying that age is one of the best determining factors … But only in conjunction with other symptoms!

The average lifespan for a modern furnace is anywhere between 16 and 20 years. You may have even heard other furnace owners tell you that they’ve had theirs longer than 20 years. Just because your furnace is over 16 years old doesn’t mean it needs to be immediately replaced. Likewise, some furnaces may even need replacement before that 16-year mark.

If your aim is to be proactive about replacement, the best approach is to start paying attention to your furnace after it turns 12 years old. That’s when you should keep a closer watch on symptoms like:

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