When you are experiencing problems with your furnace, it isn’t always easy to know if you should repair or replace it. One way you can evaluate your options is to gather your utility and repair bills for your furnace over the past year. If you notice that the cost to heat your Tryon, NC home continues to increase despite the repairs, it may be time to consider upgrading to a newer model. At Gentry Heating, Inc., we encourage you to review the following guidelines from the federal Energy Star program when you are faced with making this choice:

  • If your furnace is more than 15 years old, it is probably not very energy efficient. The reason for this is that there were no minimum energy efficiency mandates in place 15 years ago. A new furnace is required to have an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency Rating (AFUE) of at least 78 percent. This means that the furnace utilizes 78 percent of its available heat and the remainder escapes through the chimney. As a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, our company stocks and installs heating systems that are 95 percent efficient or even better.
  • Replacement may be necessary if you notice that some rooms in your home are too hot while others are too cold. This means that your HVAC system is distributing heat unevenly.
  • Energy Star recommends replacement if your furnace is excessively noisy, creates a lot of dust or you have humidity problems in your home.

Choose a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer to Replace or Repair Furnace

Whether you decide to have a new furnace installed or continue to repair the one you have, you can depend on Gentry Heating, Inc. to do the job right. We are proud of the fact that we are among the top five percent of heating and cooling contractors nationwide to be named a Carrier factory authorized dealer. This is a rigorous endorsement process that is based on meeting Carrier’s high standards of customer service excellence, integrity and technician quality. Like Carrier, our company is fully committed to your satisfaction. We back that up with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee, no questions asked.

At Gentry Heating, Inc., we never pressure you to make a decision about your furnace one way or the other. We simply present you with the options and trust that you will do what works best for your family, budget and home. Should you decide to go ahead with new installation, we will help you save money any way we can. This may be through one of our own coupon specials or researching possible tax credits or utility company rebates on your behalf. Our company is also pleased to offer up to 36 months of no-interest financing to qualified customers. A comfort advisor will work with you throughout the process to ensure that we meet all of your home heating needs.