Should it Stay or Should it Go

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Should it Stay or Should it Go

For many, winter is here with a vengeance and inevitably some of you are going to have this experience. You wake up in the morning shivering. You look at your thermostat that is set at 68 degrees and it reads only 62 degrees in your bedroom. You know what that means. It’s time to call Merts Heating & Air Conditioning for a furnace repair at your Crown Point home. And then you start thinking back, how many times have you called Merts in the last year or two?

At some point, repairing that old heating system just doesn’t make any sense anymore. In most cases, a new system will be much more efficient and could actually reduce your monthly energy bill. When you consider heating and cooling an Illinois home, it typically accounts for 40% of your energy usage, that’s a lot of money.

When you call Merts, our first step will be to find the problem. If your furnace needs a repair we will give you our best estimate of what it’s going to cost to fix it. Then we can talk about what makes the most sense in your situation, another repair or a replacement. Here are some of the factors you have to consider:

  • Heating system is more than 10 years old
  • Monthly bills are higher than they used to be
  • Frequent repairs
  • Hot or cold spots in your home

If all of those factors are present, then a new system might make the most sense. Yes, it will be a major investment, but it’s no different than anything else. If your car is 10 years old and the transmission goes out, chances are you’re not going to spend $2,000 to $3,000 dollars to repair it. Instead, you’re going to make a major investment in a new car.

Merts carries a full line of Bryant gas and oil furnaces and electric heat pumps. It’s one of the most respected names in the business with a reputation for reliability and efficiency. Several furnace models have an efficiency rating above 90% and as high as 98%. Our Bryant heat pumps are the most efficient electrical heat available.

Whether you choose a heat pump or a furnace, your Merts installation is 100% satisfaction guaranteed along with your comfort. In other words, when you wake up on a frigid morning, your house will be warm and comfortable thanks to Merts Heating & Air Conditioning.