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Fall is the perfect time for a furnace upgrade

It’s fall here in Chicago’s South Side, and the leaves are beginning to change. Soon, they’ll fall, and winter will officially be here. If you’re relying on an aging furnace to get you through the coldest months of the year, you might be in for a cold awakening when it stops working. If your furnace is between 10-20 years old, fall might be a good time to think about a furnace upgrade.

In this blog post, we’ll review how a new furnace from King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing will help you save money on energy, reduce the likelihood of a breakdown, and increase your long-term savings. To get started on your furnace installation, call King at (708) 687-6898 or get in contact with us today.

Get the best possible energy savings

With an emphasis on energy-efficient design, the furnaces manufactured by Carrier today use far less energy than their predecessors 10-20 years ago. Part of this trend is driven by consumers: as energy prices have increased, the demand for furnaces (and air conditioners) that use less electricity or gas has skyrocketed. Thanks to the gains made in the past two decades, a furnace upgrade today could lead to significant savings on your winter energy bills.

Unfortunately, older furnaces hurt your energy efficiency on two fronts. In addition to not having the technology that modern heating systems do, furnaces also become less efficient as they age, due to worn parts and the general wear of decades of near-constant use for entire seasons. If you have an aging system and you’ve noticed that your energy bills have been spiking out of control, it might be time to give King a call about a furnace upgrade.

Head into winter with a reliable system

No one wants their furnace failing in the middle of a Chicago snowstorm, or a chilly, windy night. You, your home, and your family relies on your furnace for your winter safety and home comfort. If your furnace is older than 10 years old, you should consider replacing it. If it’s between 15 and 20 years old, you’re running the risk that it could breakdown this winter, or die altogether.

Reliable heating isn’t just an issue of comfort. It’s also an issue of costs. If you have to have your furnace regularly repaired, those costs can add up over time. This means that every winter you delay replacing your heating system with a furnace upgrade from King, you’re throwing money at a system that might not be around the following season.

Many people don’t think about the ways in which an older furnace—although already something you own—can cost them money. If you’ve been debating getting a new furnace upgrade, you should take spending more on energy and repairs with an older heating system into account.

Furnace Upgrade ChicagoSave even more

Your furnace upgrade will save you on energy costs and may keep you from paying for heating repairs this winter, but it can also save you in other ways. At King, we regularly offer seasonal specials on our furnace upgrade and installation service. If you don’t see a special here, be sure to check back.

Upgrading from a low-efficiency system to a high-efficiency furnace may qualify you for several state, federal, and utility rebates through Carrier. You can use this system to search by zip code for rebates available in your area. If you have questions about whether you qualify for a rebate or how to redeem one, give King a call. Our team would love to help you out.

One final way to save? Your new Carrier furnace may come with a new, 10-year manufacturer’s warranty that offers forms of coverage for parts and the functions of the system. This warranty protects you in the event of a furnace breakdown, and is—in effect—a great way to save money. Your aging furnace likely had a warranty that has long since expired, so a furnace upgrade from King can provide you with this incomparable peace of mind.

Call King for your free furnace upgrade estimate

King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing offers free estimates on advanced, energy-efficient Carrier furnaces. Our NATE-certified technicians will measure your home and your family’s energy needs to help you find the right furnace; a system that is too big or too small will burn energy faster while producing less heating. Once we’ve completed this work, we’ll provide you with a free, upfront estimate on how much the new furnace will cost.

If you’re ready for more reliable heating this Chicago winter, give us a call at (708) 687-6898 or contact us online. We’ll get you started with a free furnace estimate.

Benefits of an AC tune-up

It’s the time of year for spring cleaning. While you work on dusting and finally moving those holiday decorations into storage, don’t forget about your air conditioning system. Not only does it need annual cleaning, but it also needs a general tune-up. The best people to call for both? King Heating and Cooling of south Chicago.

Here are some of the benefits to scheduling your AC tune-up this spring:

NATE Certified EmployeeGreater energy efficiency this summer

Along with heat and humidity, summer can bring about high energy bills that cost you and your family hard-earned paychecks. An unmaintained AC system is a less efficient one, meaning that skipping the tune-up could really cost you. As dust and other pollutants build up on the coils and in the ducts, it blocks cooling and makes your air conditioner work harder for less cooling output. Your AC could cost you money every single month.

Instead, schedule your AC tune-up with King. Our industry-certified technicians will have your system operating at peak efficiency for the rest of the summer. You’ll see the energy savings on every bill.

Lessened chance of a system breakdown

No one likes having their air conditioner break down in the middle of the summer. Yet, that’s when it’s likeliest to do just that: after all, there are some days where it’s running nearly 24-7! If your AC does go down, King can help with that. But, if you’re looking for a way to prevent the need for repairs in the first place, consider getting an AC tune-up with us.

In fact, up to 80% of all repairs can be avoided altogether with regular maintenance. It’s one of the reasons that a tune-up is most effective in the spring, before summer arrives. If there’s something not quite right with your air conditioner—such as grime buildup on the coils or a loose bolt—our trained technicians can catch it before it becomes a crisis.

Keep your manufacturer’s warranty intact

Many air conditioning manufacturers actually stipulate in their warranty agreement that the system needs to have a certified technician look at it every year. Otherwise, the warranty is considered voided, and you’ll no longer be able to benefit from the perk should your air conditioner break down in the years after. Schedule your AC maintenance with King Heating and Cooling to keep your warranty intact.

Help your system live longer

Most air conditioning systems last between 15-20 years, depending on the make and model, how often it was used, and—most importantly—what kind of maintenance it has received. Annual tune-ups not only improve your system’s energy efficiency and help prevent breakdowns. They can also benefit your air conditioner in the long term, by giving it a chance at a longer life.

A system with years of dust and grime built up in it has to work harder, which results in even greater wear-and-tear on the machine. Plus, not replacing failing parts puts the entire air conditioner at risk of being damaged. An AC tune-up won’t make your home’s system last forever, but it will give it better odds at a longer life.

 

Go with King Heating and Cooling

King Heating and Cooling services much of south Chicago, including Orland Park, Joliet, and Frankfort. If it’s time for you to schedule your AC tune-up, give King a call.