Hot Weather Heading To California This Spring and Summer
– Are You Ready?
We agree with PG&E on when to consider or start to look for replacement of the furnace and that is at 12 years. Why is 12 years the magic number? they chose 12 years because of the changes in furnace engineering and efficiency as well as a safety factor. Although in summer there is little heating, the safety issue we are discussing here is carbon monoxide infiltration to the breathing side of the furnace when in heating (combustion mode). The furnace when air conditioning is installed is equipped with a cooling coil that is attached to that outdoor unit, making it more work and more expense to replace these separately.
So ideally if one is replacing air conditioning – a strong consideration needs to be made for the furnace replacement when the furnace is not performing, when the furnace is not as efficient as the owner wants it to be and especially when the heat exchange is compromised allowing carbon monoxide gasses to cross into the breathing side poisoning the occupants.
The geothermal heating and cooling utilizes renewable energy with virtually no negative impact on the environment by using either the ground or a swimming pool as a heat sink. The beauty of using the swimming pool method is that you can heat your pool while cooling your home.
Call Cold Craft, Inc. for a quote on your air conditioning and heating replacement. If you have air conditioning already and want a tune up or repair, we are a full-service HVAC company and we can fix or help you maintain the cooling in your home too.