Prevailing Myths About Replacing an Outdated Furnace With Professional Help

Do you have an outdated furnace heating your home? You may not be sure if you are ready for a full-on replacement. Thankfully, you likely have a full list of HVAC companies that offer professional furnace replacement services. The unfortunate side of this is a lot of property owners allow prevailing myths to get in the way of them ever placing a call for help. Here is a look at some of the most frequent myths about replacing an outdated furnace with professional help.

Myth: Most professionals will recommend replacement whether you need it or not. 

Furnace replacement technicians are not going to tell you that you need a new furnace if there is nothing wrong with the one that you have. These professionals are well-versed in the different models and how long they should last. This means they usually make recommendations based on this knowledge. For example, if you have a gas furnace that has an average life expectancy of 25 years and yours has been in service for 30, the technician may recommend a replacement based on this knowledge.

Myth: If you hire a professional for furnace installation, you have to replace all of your ducts. 

It is relatively common for the ductwork system to outlive the furnace, especially if you have an electric furnace. Therefore, it is actually quite rare for a furnace replacement technician to recommend ductwork system replacement unless there is something wrong with what you already have. Even if the recommendation is made, you do still have the option to proceed with the new furnace installation if that is what you choose to do.

Myth: You can't keep your old furnace. 

You do have the option to keep your old furnace once the new one is replaced. Most furnace replacement services will offer to remove the old furnace from your property if you no longer want to keep it around. However, if you would rather keep the old unit for parts or to fix and resale, that is totally a choice up to you. 

Myth: Replacing a furnace can take several weeks to complete. 

It is actually rare for the installation of a new furnace to take more than a few days to complete. The only situation that may require more time is if you are getting a completely different system that will require new duct installation, new wiring installations, or new gas connections.