It can be quite hard to decide if a replacement or a repair is the most viable option for your home heating system. So we thought we’d help you by covering everything you need to know to discern if your heating system requires replacement or repairs to make the confusing decision a bit easier. Here are the factors you should consider:
The age of your system
A well-maintained furnace can last anywhere from 15 to 20 years. If your furnace is nearing its expected life expectancy or has exceeded it by a few years, a replacement is the better option. If it still has 5 years or more, you should consider repairs before replacement.
Frequency of repairs
A furnace that’s nearing its end will require frequent repairs. A heating replacement might be viable because you’ll save on the ever-increasing future repair costs. If your repairs are spread out over time, but your heating system is nearing its end, you can probably pull through for longer with repairs.
Increasing energy bills
If you see a marked increase in your energy bills in comparison to past years, your heating system is overworking to maintain optimal temperatures. You should consult an HVAC professional like Premier Comfort to figure out the problem and the resources required to fix it.
A heating system that requires repair or replacement produces uneven or insufficient heating. If after consulting an HVAC professional, you find that your heating system needs major repairs that cost a fortune, you should consider a replacement. A good rule of thumb is: if your repairs cost half the price of a heating system replacement, you should get the replacement to save on future costs.
Dusty indoor air quality
If you find dust on your furniture, your furnace might be struggling to filter air. Something as simple as replacing your air filters might fix this problem, so it’s better to go for the repair.
Make the right choice between heating replacement and repair, with Premier Comfort!
We’re an HVAC you can trust. We have 12 years of experience serving Brighton, Colorado, and its surrounding areas. Our team is full of friendly, honest, NATE-certified professionals who will understand your needs and provide honest, unbiased recommendations that are perfect for your home and budget. You can count on them to prioritize your comfort every step of the way. Call us at (720) 459-4792 and we’ll be right there!