Simple furnace repair is often all it takes to restore your home’s comfort during cold weather. However, in some cases, it is more economical to replace your furnace rather than repair it. Your HVAC specialist can help you determine whether your best option is to repair or replace your furnace.
Most home furnace systems last an average of 15-20 years before requiring replacement. If your furnace is 15 years or older, it’s time to start thinking about replacement to enjoy the latest in furnace technology and efficiency.
Minor repairs are expected over the lifetime of your furnace. Major repairs, however, are cause to evaluate your furnace’s condition. Any repair with a cost totaling more than half the price of a new furnace is a signal that it may be time to purchase a new appliance, especially if your furnace is nearing the end of its expected lifetime.
If your air conditioner requires replacement, it’s also a good time to replace your furnace as well. Coupling a new air conditioner with an older furnace can hurt your HVAC system’s overall efficiency, while replacing both appliances at the same time ensures your entire HVAC system will work in sync to provide efficient and effective heating and cooling.