It’s a common question for those who just had their furnace break down. Do you continue to spend money on your heating system to have it repaired each time or do you make an investment to completely replace it? The answer really depends on the problem and a few different factors.
- Furnaces typically can last 10-15 years or more, if regularly maintained. But as your unit continues to get older, it’s more likely it will need to be replaced. Once you hit the 15-year mark and the problems continue, it’s time to REPLACE.
- Let’s face it, money and budget considerations are always a factor. Nobody wants to spend thousands to repair an old unit when they can get a new one for just a few bucks more. If this is the case, REPLACE. If the unit is still relatively new and the cost isn’t breaking the bank, REPAIR.
- Check Those Bills
- If you continue to repair issues, but your energy bill remains high, there could be a bigger problem with your furnace. Some older units will work around the clock, sending your bill skyrocketing. Older units are less efficient than newer ones. If this is the case, it’s time to REPLACE.
- How severe is the problem? Is it a quick fix, such as a simple tune-up and cleaning or a parts issue? Or is it a much bigger setback that will require a lot of time and money to fix? If it’s the first one, REPAIR. The second, REPLACE.
Everyone will give you their opinion, but do your research before making a big decision involving thousands of dollars. Be sure not to overpay for regular service and make sure you are getting a trustworthy and effective job done. As always, if you have any questions, you can always contact our friendly team here at Freedom to get a FREE quote on replacements, or schedule a repair.