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    Dec 03, 2015

    posted by: McCall's Supply, Inc.

    3 Situations in Which Replacement Is Clearly the Better Choice than Repair

    3 Situations in Which Replacement Is Clearly the Better Choice than Repair

    Do the product upgrade benefits of new heating system outweigh fixing the old one?

    An old furnace that needs to be replaced

    Will the product upgrade benefits of a new heating system convince you to buy instead of repair? What you need to do first is decide if that’s the right choice for your situation. Some examples of situations in which replacement is clearly the better choice would be helpful. Here are three of them:

    1. Safety Is an Issue

    The number one consideration when deciding between replacement and repair is safety. If your old heating system is a hazard, it’s a no-brainer. For example, if the heat exchanger is cracked, it could allow lethal carbon monoxide gas into your home. This is a situation where replacement is the only choice.

    2. Age Is More than a Number

    Takes a licking and keeps on ticking is fine for watches, but not for something as important as your heating system. Why? Energy efficiency, for one. Anything built more than 10 years ago is going to be considerably less efficient than a new unit. If your heat system or furnace is even older than that, it can save you a significant amount on your annual heating expenses to upgrade to a new unit.

    3. Temperature Control and Comfort

    Is your heating system providing lackluster comfort? If you have been having trouble with keeping consistent temperatures throughout your home despite repeated service and repair, it’s time to cut your losses and upgrade to something you can rely on.

    It can be hard to know when you should keep investing in an old heating system and when it’s time to call it a day and upgrade to a new system. There are often some situations where the product upgrade benefits of replacing vs. repairing are clear, and you can count on your local McCall’s dealer to help you find the answers.

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