AC & Heater Repair in San Antonio

Furnace Mistakes

For most homeowners, understanding how your furnace works can be tricky. So when it’s time to buy a new one, chances are you might have a few questions. At Schmidt Mechanical, we’d like to help you understand these complicated fixtures a bit better so here are the top 5 biggest mistakes you might run into when making your next purchase:

1. Not buying the right type. Not every furnace is the same. Like every product in your home, furnaces have different types of qualities, designs, and prices. Make sure you understand what your home needs and which features your furnace includes.

2. Not planning purchase ahead. There’s plenty of time to look for a new furnace right? Not necessarily. If your furnace has been in your home for more than 20 years, you probably don’t have much time to look for a new one – especially with winter approaching. If you’re not sure how old your furnace is, call your professional HVAC pro to do an evaluation.

3. Not replacing your old one. Neglecting to replace (or at least repair) your aging furnace can cost you larger expenses in the long run. Why? Because an aging furnace isn’t able to properly heat your home as easily as it used to, it need to work even harder.

4. Misunderstanding warranty. Different furnaces come with different warranty coverages. If you happen to be looking for a new furnace, make sure you understand what you’re paying for and what you are covered for.

5. Not hiring a professional. Whether you want to save money or accomplish a DIY task at home, installing a furnace on your own can actually do more harm than good. Make sure you hire a trusted HVAC professional, who has the necessary tools and skills to get the job done right.

If you’re in the San Antonio area and need a furnace installation (or repair), call Schmidt Mechanical. Our professionals are fully trained and ready to help you with all your home heating needs this season. To learn more about the services we offer, give us a call at (210) 361-7002 or visit our website.