If you've been experiencing difficulty with your furnace and wondering whether it's in your best interest to replace or repair it, you've come to the right place. There are multiple factors that will decide whether you should replace or repair your furnace, both cases of which are listed below.
When Repairs Are Best
The majority of the time, furnace problems can be easily sourced and repaired by an HVAC technician. If your furnace is less than 10 years old, chances are very good that they can be solved through a simple repair. Usually, as long as you are not seeing a trending increase in your heating bills with continual usage and your home is not having issues with uneven heating, your furnace is functioning efficiently. A good rule of thumb relating to furnace repairs is that as long as the repairs you need are less than at least one third of the cost of a new heating system (keep in mind your furnace should be in its first half of it's predicted lifetime), repair is likely your best choice. When a HVAC technician comes to inspect your furnace, they will be able to properly assess what the status of your furnace is and provide the appropriate repair recommendations.
When Replacement Is Best
Unfortunately in some cases, furnace repairs are not an option and a whole system replacement is necessary. The predicted lifetime of the majority of furnaces is 15-20 years, and after that, the heating system will start to fail more often. If your furnace is approaching or past it's 15 year mark, it may be time for a full replacement. Although repairs may seem like an easy fix, if they aren’t keeping your furnace functioning for years at a time, these frequent small charges will eventually add up and end up costing you more than just buying a new unit. There are several other factors that can determine whether or not a replacement is necessary, including the quality of your original furnace installation and the current capacity of your furnace. Having your furnace installed properly is critical to the performance of the unit, so make sure a professional double checks their work.
At All Heating & Cooling, we provide expert furnace repair and maintenance services for our clients. In addition to providing repair and maintenance services, we also install furnaces, humidifiers, and other heating system essentials. Whether you’re building a new home or replacing an outdated unit, we will install your heating system with as much care and attention to detail as possible. We’re confident in our ability to provide exceptional service, and we provide a 10-year warranty on parts and 3-year warranty on labor for all installations. Schedule your appointment today and give us a call at 248-909-7228 and save 15% on parts!