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    Dec 13, 2019

    posted by: McCall's Supply, Inc.

    To Repair or Replace: Furnace Edition

    To Repair or Replace: Furnace Edition
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    One of the top general HVAC service questions homeowners have is whether they should repair or replace the furnace.

    When it comes to general HVAC service questions, a common one we get at McCall’s Supply, Inc. is whether a homeowner should repair or replace a furnace. Once your furnace begins requiring repairs or suffering from performance problems, it can be difficult to determine whether the cost of repairs is going to be so great that you would have been better off with a replacement.

    The experts at McCall’s Supply, Inc. are here to help homeowners assess their HVAC system and determine the appropriate next steps—whether it’s repair or a new HVAC installation.

    Signs You Should Schedule Furnace Repair

    The signs you should schedule furnace repair are similar to those signs you may need a replacement, except in the case of repairs, a furnace will often be less than 15 years old. Signs include:

    • Weak airflow
    • Thermostat issues
    • Squealing, banging, or rattling sounds
    • Unusual increases in energy bills
    • Frequent cycling

    Signs a Furnace Replacement May Be Necessary

    While the idea of a new furnace is not exciting to most, the truth is sometimes it’s necessary. One thing to keep in mind is that a new furnace will undoubtedly be more energy-efficient, which can help you save big on monthly energy costs. Plus, you can count on it to keep your family comfortable and safe for years to come.

    Here are the signs you may need a furnace replacement instead of a repair:

    • It’s older than 15 years - the average lifespan of a furnace is from 15 to 20 years, depending on the model and maintenance
    • Your energy bills keep rising, even after repairs
    • Your home’s indoor air quality is lacking
    • You notice uneven heating throughout the home
    • The system is really noisy
    • The furnace has excessive rusting or cracks
    • You have to pay for frequent repairs to keep it running

    McCall’s Can Help You Decide If You Need a Repair or Replacement

    The best way to determine the right steps to fix your furnace problem is to contact your local McCall’s Supply, Inc. dealer. The experts at McCall’s will be able to provide the professional assessment you need to keep your home warm and comfortable. Connect with us online now to schedule service or to get more answers to your general HVAC service questions.

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