Is it Time to Repair or Replace Your Furnace?
It’s really cold in the house. There isn’t much time to decide whether to repair or replace your furnace. The HVAC man from Marietta furnace repair services gives you the estimate for replacement versus repairing. It’s a lot of pressure and you don’t know what to do. You need some pointers.
Deciding on what to do with a broken furnace can be stressful. Here are some things to think about when deciding between furnace repair or replacement.
The Case for Repair
Consider repairing your furnace if the repair fees will be a third of the cost of a new unit. For instance, with a new furnace costing anywhere from $1,500 to $4000, repairs should cost between $700 to $1200, depending on the size of your unit. Keep in mind any recent repair costs to the furnace. If the current repair is the latest in a long line of repairs, that is a good reason to replace.
Furnaces generally last twelve to fifteen years, so age also plays a part in deciding whether or not to replace your furnace. Your HVAC company will be able to give you a cost benefit analysis of replacing your furnace versus installing a new system.
The Benefits of Replacement
Newer furnaces have much improved energy ratings. An old furnace may only have an efficiency rating of 60%. This means that essentially 40% of the energy is being wasted instead of being converted into heat. Newer furnaces have efficiency ratings of 90% and above. Over time, those savings add up due to more efficient energy usage.
Old furnaces don’t burn as efficiently. Therefore, more carbon monoxide is produced. Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that can make you sick. With all furnaces, it is important to have a proper venting system. This is even more important with older systems. If you do repair an older system, testing should be done for carbon monoxide leakage into the air of your home.
Help to Decide
Anytime Heating and Cooling Inc. can give you the pros and cons of replacing versus repairing your furnace. Every furnace/house combination is different. In order to decide whether or not to replace a furnace, you need all the facts. Anytime can give those to you with our free estimate comparing the cost of replacement versus the cost of repair.
Our technicians are NATE certified and will do an excellent job of repairing or replacing your furnace. We even offer financing for qualified customers so that you can continue to benefit from a warm home. We are available 24/7 to address any HVAC emergency you may have. Contact Anytime Heating and Cooling today!