Chances are that you are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the spring season. Well, it’s going to be a while before things really start to warm up, and longer yet before the time comes to switch on your air conditioning system. Truth be told, your heater is going to be in action for the immediate future. Now that we are at least approaching the end of the heating season, though, it’s a good time to think about how your heater performed this year.
Now, if you failed to schedule the routine heating maintenance that your system needs to succeed, then you really cannot blame a subpar heating performance on anyone other than yourself. If, however, your heater failed to meet your expectations despite having been tuned up and repaired as needed, then it may be time to consider a replacement. If so, you should give some serious thought to using a gas furnace in Marysville, WA.
Why Replace My System Now?
Before we get into why you may want to replace your heater with a gas furnace, we should probably discuss why you may want to replace your heater to begin with. Even if you think that it may be time for a replacement, you may be tempted to wait until next heating season starts. This may not be the best course of action, though.
If your heater is requiring more and more frequent — or more and more costly — repairs, or if your heater is costing a fortune to run, replacing it now makes it a lot of sense. There is enough of the heating season left to justify taking advantage of a new heater for the remainder of it.
Plus, you don’t want to wait until fall arrives once more, only to find that the cold weather approaches sooner than you’d expected. When that happens, you may be tempted to force your heater into another season of use. Replacing it now eliminates any such temptation.
So Why a Gas Furnace?
Natural gas is one of the cleanest burning of all fossil fuels. It is certainly cleaner than heating oil, for instance, and it is more affordable as well. While oil prices have come down recently, the fact remains that natural gas prices are not subject to the volatility of market prices that oil is. This is because the majority of natural gas is domestically produced, which helps to keep prices stable.
Natural gas, unlike oil or propane, is also not a delivered fuel. You won’t have to store it on-site and remember to have a service come ad fill the tank. Instead, natural gas is piped directly into the home and to the systems using it, including your gas furnace and appliances such as your oven and water heater, if you so choose.
Gas furnaces are forced air heating systems, so you can use the same air ducts that you use with your central AC in order to distribute air heated by your furnace throughout the house. If you have existing ductwork in place, it makes a lot of sense to go with a gas furnace. Just remember that you need to schedule professional gas furnace services if you want your system to function as effectively and safely as possible.
Contact G & S Heating Cooling & Electric for outstanding gas furnace services.