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Scotch Plains Heating Company

Like any great Scotch Plains heating company, we seek to offer the best information about your furnace and when you should or should not replace (when necessary) or repair (regularly).  One of the most important things to consider when looking at furnace 101 is how old your furnace is.  If it is an older model and not very efficient, it will probably need some type of repair or maintenance.  This should be pretty painless and pretty inexpensive, but make sure you are working with a top quality heating company before investing too much trust in a less-than “professional”.

There are other times, however, when the repairs could cost more in the long run than just replacing the whole furnace.  At this point, it would be important to consider if they should repair or replace.  Let’s take a look. . .

Scotch Plains Heating Company – Furnace 101

In other words, a cost-benefit analysis of your furnace and things to consider:

1.  How old is your furnace unit?

If your heating unit or furnace is more than ten years old, it is probably going to cost quite a bit of money in lack of efficiency.  Because new furnaces are a lot more efficient in the long run, you can probably save even up to twenty percent in heating costs just by replacing your old furnace with a newer model.

2.  How consistent are your utility bills?

If your heating bill is consistently increasing, this is a sign that your furnace may need some repairs or adjustments.  Though the seasons change and the amount of heating and cooling that your home requires will change in different ways, it is important to be sure that your utility bills are not consistently increasing. This is a sure sign that your furnace is probably on it’s last legs.  At this point, you will want to check the cost of any additional repairs when deciding if you should keep or replace your furnace.

3.  Does your furnace evenly heat your home?

If your furnace does not evenly heat your home, there is a chance that you have poor insulation, dirty duct work, or a furnace in need of repairs or replacement.  Check to be sure that the first two are not the case, then go ahead and make an appointment for a professional to check with your furnace to see if it needs to be repaired or replaced.

After considering the above three options, you may still want to consult a professional to know if you should just continue to maintain and repair your furnace or if it’s time for a new one altogether.  Try to keep your service records with your furnace consistently so you are aware of how often your furnace has been maintained and any previous issues that have come up.  If you’re interested in scheduling routine maintenance, a furnace service repair, or looking into getting a new furnace altogether, call your trusty local heating and cooling company today!

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Explained problems and solutions well
January 16, 2019

They came out quickly, did a great job explained problems and solutions well. Gave multiple options for me to choose from. We would recommend Good Tidings for plumbing heating and air conditioning. We'll certainly continue using them in the future!
- Walter L., Kenilworth

Prompt, professional service, SAME DAY
January 8, 2019

We have been a customer of Good Tidings since 2011. They provide prompt, professional service, same day. We will continue to use them for all our plumbing, heating and cooling issues. We will definitely recommend them to others.
- Joe S., West Orange

Super thorough, pleasant, courteous
January 5, 2019

Good Tidings is super thorough, pleasant, courteous , always explain things so I understand perform great work they’re awesome, they came right away when I had no heat! excellent service!
- Michael N., Short Hills

Very reliable, gentleman are very, very knowledgeable
January 2, 2019

I would recommend this company anytime to friends. Very reliable, gentleman were very very knowledgeable and knew their business.
- Edith M., Iselin
Recent Reviews
Susan M., Westfield

January 15, 2019

The whole experience from start to finish was great. First someone knowledgeable answered the phone when I called. The timing of getting someone to the house was very reasonable and when the tech was behind schedule I received a call beforehand to update me with the new timeslot. The tech Steven was very personable, knowledgeable and efficient.

Kate D., Scotch Plains

January 07, 2019

Plumber was very professional and replaced our water heater. Throughout the day, we got updates as to when the technician would arrive. Could not be happier.

Diana D., Manville

December 28, 2018

I really didn't know who to trust or call but this company just jumped out at me.. I was meant to call them ,they are so impeccable , professional .. Dave and his staff are amazing can't PRAISE them enough Happy Holidays To All at GOOD TIDINGS I WOULD RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE TKS DIANA

Thomas M., Clark

November 27, 2018

Brian & Brian were excellent. Very professional, informative, friendly and knowledgeable. I would Definitely recommend Good Tidings and the 2 guys who helped us today. I’m sure their whole staff is trained along the same guidelines, however i was very impressed with the level of service today. Thank You, and I look forward to utilizing good tidings in the future for all my plumbing, heating and cooling needs.

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