Replace vs. Repair: Furnace Edition

Is your furnace acting up? If your heating system isn’t functioning as it should, it can be hard to know if a simple repair will fix it up or if it needs replacing. However, there are some things to consider that can help you know if it’s time to replace or repair.

How Old is the Furnace?

Most furnace systems last approximately 15 years. If your furnace is approaching that age and has issues, it’s worth considering replacement instead of repairing such an old unit. With a new system you’ll also gain energy efficiency since HVAC equipment generally loses efficiency as it ages.

What is the Condition of the Current Furnace?

If the heating system was well maintained and is in relatively good working condition, it might be worth paying for repairs. On the other hand, if there hasn’t been regular service and maintenance on the furnace and it’s in bad shape, replacement might be the best option.

How Much Would Repairs Cost?

If the cost of repairs is more than half the cost of a new system, go for the new HVAC unit instead of paying for repairs. This is especially true if you’ve paid for multiple repairs recently because you’re probably looking at additional repairs in the future if the issues are major.  The best way to know if your furnace is repairable or requires replacement is with a furnace inspection. An HVAC technician can assess the issue and determine the value of repair vs. replace. For the best techs in the region, contact your local McCall’s Supply, Inc. to make a service appointment.