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Knowing When to Replace Your Furnace

The 5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a New Furnace in 2024

What to Expect During Your In-Home Consultation with a Sears HVAC Consultant

Understanding the HVAC System Installation Process

Why Choose Sears Home Services

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Before Buying a New Furnace in 2024: 5 Questions You Should Ask

5 min readUpdated Apr. 03, 2024Kimberly HillegassHVAC
Time to replace your air conditioner or furnace talk to an expert

Are you contemplating buying a furnace in 2024? Don't rush into it without asking the right questions. Here at Sears Home Services, we've got your back. In this guide, we'll walk you through the essential questions you should ask before purchasing a furnace. We'll help you understand when it's time to consider replacing furnace and air conditioner, and walk you through the installation process. Above all, we'll show you why Sears Home Services is your best bet for all your HVAC needs. Ready to find the perfect furnace for your home? Let's jump right in!


  • Learn when it’s time to replace your HVAC system and what to know before you buy.
  • Get in touch with someone knowledgeable and trustworthy to help you understand whether you need to replace any part of your system.
  • Sears Home Services offers a no-cost evaluation of your current system and will discuss options.

Knowing When to Replace Your Furnace

Buying a new furnace in 2024 means understanding when it's time to replace your current one. Here are some signs to look out for:

  • Age: Furnaces last about 15-20 years. If yours is in this age bracket or beyond, replacing furnace and air conditioner might be due.
  • Frequent repairs: A furnace that needs constant repairs could be a liability rather than an asset.
  • High energy bills: As furnaces age, they become less efficient, leading to increased energy costs. A significant rise in your heating bills could mean your furnace is past its prime.
  • Inconsistent heating: If some areas of your home are colder than others, or if the temperature fluctuates, this could be a sign of a failing furnace.
  • Strange noises: Unusual noises like banging, squealing, or rattling often indicate mechanical problems that might necessitate replacing furnace and air conditioner.

When you replace an old furnace, you gain several advantages:

  • Improved energy efficiency: Newer models are designed to be more energy-efficient, reducing both your energy bills and your carbon footprint.
  • Enhanced comfort: A new furnace provides consistent heating, creating a comfortable environment in every room.
  • Reliability: With a new furnace, you can avoid frequent breakdowns and expensive repairs.
  • Advanced features: Modern furnaces offer advanced features like programmable thermostats and zoning capabilities, giving you more control and customization.

So, if you're considering buying a furnace in 2024, evaluate these factors to determine the right time for a replacement. The experts at Sears Home Services are ready to assist you in choosing the best furnace for your needs.

The 5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a New Furnace in 2024

When purchasing a furnace, it's important to ask the following questions:

  1. What is the right furnace size for my home? An HVAC professional can assess your home and recommend the ideal furnace size.
  2. What warranty options are available? Understand the warranty terms, including its duration, coverage, and any maintenance obligations.
  3. Are maintenance plans available? Regular maintenance keeps your furnace running smoothly and extends its lifespan. Ask about the HVAC company's maintenance plans.
  4. How energy-efficient is the furnace? The furnace's AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating tells you how efficiently it converts fuel into heat. A high AFUE rating indicates more energy savings.
  5. Are there financing options? Buying a new furnace can be a major investment. Ask about financing options to make the purchase more manageable.

At Sears Home Services, we offer reliable, energy-efficient heating solutions. Our experienced HVAC technicians will guide you through the process and help you find the perfect furnace. Contact us today for a consultation.

What to Expect During Your In-Home Consultation with a Sears HVAC Consultant

When you schedule a consultation with a Sears HVAC consultant, you're ensuring a thorough, professional evaluation of your heating needs and system requirements. Our consultants have extensive training and experience, guaranteeing you expert advice.

The consultation begins with an in-depth review of your current heating system. The consultant will assess your furnace, ductwork, and other relevant components. They will discuss your specific heating needs and preferences, taking into account your home's size, insulation levels, and any unique requirements. Based on this assessment, the consultant will recommend suitable furnace options, explaining their features and benefits to help you make an informed decision.

When you choose Sears, you can trust the quality of your furnace purchase and installation.

Understanding the HVAC System Installation Process

The HVAC system installation process involves several important steps:

  1. Assessment: A skilled technician will assess your home's heating needs and recommend the right furnace.
  2. Removal of Old Equipment: If you're replacing an old furnace, it will be carefully removed to make room for the new system.
  3. Installation of New Furnace: The new furnace will be installed according to manufacturer's specifications.
  4. Testing and Calibration: The technician will thoroughly test the new furnace to ensure it functions correctly.

Professional installation is key for several reasons:

  1. Expertise: Professional installers have the knowledge to handle the complexities of HVAC system installation. They adhere to industry standards to ensure proper installation.
  2. Efficiency: Incorrect installation can lead to decreased efficiency and higher bills. Professional installers optimize the installation for maximum efficiency.
  3. Warranty: Most manufacturers require professional installation to validate the warranty.

Safety is paramount during HVAC system installation. Here are the safety measures that professional installers follow:

  1. Proper Ventilation: Ventilation is crucial for safe furnace operation. Professional installers ensure the ventilation system complies with all safety codes and regulations.
  2. Gas Line Connections: For gas furnaces, secure gas line connections are vital. Professional installers handle these connections safely.
  3. Electrical Wiring: Incorrect electrical wiring can be a fire hazard. Professional installers ensure all electrical connections meet safety standards.

Professional HVAC system installation is a series of critical steps carried out by trained experts. It ensures your new furnace operates efficiently and safely.

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Why Choose Sears Home Services

Are you planning on buying a new furnace in 2024? Choose Sears Home Services for unmatched expertise, quality products, and exceptional customer support. Our HVAC professionals have years of experience in installing and maintaining furnaces. We source only from trusted manufacturers and offer comprehensive warranties. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we're dedicated to answering any questions or addressing any concerns you may have when purchasing a furnace. When it comes to buying a new furnace in 2024, trust Sears Home Services for reliable comfort.

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