There will come a time in the life of your furnace when it makes more sense to replace your existing furnace than repair it once again. A furnace will last from 15-20 years with good maintenance, and you may be at a stage where it makes more sense, financially, to replace a dying, inefficient furnace. If you are unsure, the team at Getzschman Heating and Cooling created this list of three signs to look for.
1. Your Furnace Breaks Down Frequently
One of the first signs that a furnace will probably need to be replaced is that your furnace is breaking down all the time. If you are spending more time calling for repairs than you are enjoying a warm home, you probably need a new furnace.
2. Your Heat Isn’t Warm Enough
Sometimes a furnace that needs to be replaced won’t be able to heat your home properly. If you have the heat turned up but you are constantly cold, the efficiency of your furnace may be way down. It is going to cost you a lot of money in fuel to try to heat your home to a comfortable level when your furnace isn’t efficient.
3. Furnace Repair Costs Are High
If your furnace is hitting the 15-year mark and your repair costs are going to be more than a third of the cost of a replacement, it’s time to cut your losses and go with a new furnace. While you might pay for just one more repair to get a little more life out of your furnace, a repair that is more than a third of the cost is not recommended once your furnace is close to the end of its life expectancy. Get a free quote to find out how much it will cost to repair or replace your existing furnace.
To make the right decision, it’s important to have your furnace tuned up to see how efficiently it is currently running. Getzschman Heating & Cooling can provide you with the professional opinion you need when it comes to deciding whether to repair or replace your existing furnace.