I received a message on the company voice mail today from a potential customer informing us that his furnace is no longer working, and that he needs our help to get his either fixed or to find him a new one. Sometimes it’s a judgement call. We take into account the age of the furnace to help determine just how many more years of reliable service you can expect to have with your heating unit, as well as how much it costs to operate your older, used furnace. I returned the call to the furnace owner and explained that a lot of the furnaces on the market today are far more energy efficient than any model from prior decades, and furnaces generally perform less efficiently as they age. I would always advise that if you prefer to avoid the winter furnace breakdown, I strongly urge you to have your heating system serviced once a year. My HVAC company can identify any potential problem with your heating and cooling system which would allow us to correct the situation before the system breaks down. We will send out one of our friendly HVAC technicians to run a series of tests on many of the components of your furnace system. During this routine HVAC maintenance, we will perform a furnace tune-up, make any adjustments needed to keep your system running well and also clean your heating equipment for you to gain the most optimum performance out of your HVAC system that we can retrieve. We also offer a coupon which gives you money off the maintenance appointment.