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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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I have to admit I was nervous. But they did a great job!
January 21, 2020

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Good Tidings showed up promptly and professionally to replace my gas furnace and humidifier. Everything was explained to me in detail before beginning any work. I was impressed with how well they clean up the area too. I am very satisfied with the work done on the installation and replacement. Thank you!
- Preeti L., Scotch Plains

Excellent job, prompt service
December 16, 2019

Jon's testimonial from Scotch Plains, NJ with Good Tidings Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling
I highly recommend Good Tidings Plumbing Heating Cooling for promptness and reliability.
- Jon H., Scotch Plains

Friendly staff that worked quickly
December 9, 2019

Graham's testimonial from Clark, NJ with Good Tidings Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling
They did a great job! Friendly staff that worked quickly. I would recommend Good Tidings to anyone needing HVAC service!
- Graham G., Clark

Clean, efficient, and informative
December 9, 2019

I definitely recommend Good Tidings for all plumbing needs. They are knowledgeable, and professional.
- Vickie W., Union
Recent Reviews
Sarah K., Fanwood

January 21, 2020

Helped us install a new toilet seat. The old one was stuck and we couldn’t get it off. Matt and Ray came and within minutes, had the old one off, and the new one on. It was a Sunday and we had guests coming so we were delighted! They were courteous and professional. That’s why we always call Good Tidings every time we need the pros!

Alexis S., Westfield

January 19, 2020

This is our 3rd time using Good Tidings and I can’t say enough great things about them! They fixed a big plumbing issue we had in our bathroom and more recently an issue with our boiler. They’re always friendly, professional and very fast with appointment scheduling and doing work. Their prices are reasonable, they explain everything along the way and all of their employees are very knowledgeable. I would recommend Good Tidings to anyone in need of an amazing plumber and heating and cooling company. So happy to have found them!

Gary A.

January 18, 2020

Recommended by my father, who's been using Good Tidings for years, and very satisfied with their services for plumbing heating and air. They replaced my system two years ago and I love it. Always reliable, and every time I need them I know they'll be there for me! Steven has done several projects in my home, He is knowledgeable, personable and reliable, Highly recommend Good Tidings.

Alex U., Fanwood

January 18, 2020

Came by tonight and quoted a fair price on a unit that we needed. Fast. Thorough and wasn’t too outlandish. Installed the new heater and got me squared away in an hour. I found them from Google reviews. Looks like they’ve been killing it this month. All 5-stars and I’m leaving one for them as well. These guys are legit. Can’t go wrong.

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