Is it Better to Repair a Furnace or Replace it?

Is it Better to Repair a Furnace or Replace it?

Your furnace hasn’t been acting right lately, so it’s time to call for service. As you pick up the phone to dial, you may wonder, “Should I repair or replace this furnace?” To help you decide, consider the following factors.

Frequency of Service Calls

An occasional repair visit is no big deal, but frequent repair needs can really try your patience. If you’ve dialed our number so often that you have it memorized, it may be time for a new unit.

You’ll get greater reliability with a furnace upgrade. Plus, your new model may come with a promising warranty.

Cost of Repairs

Some repairs are minor and don’t cost much to fix. Others come with a heftier price tag. That’s when you may start to think seriously about a new unit.

Experts often suggest that you take the price of repairs into account when deciding whether to repair or replace your furnace. Opt for a replacement when the repair bill is going to be at least 50% of the price of a new model.

Age of System

Furnaces can last for many years, but they always wear out eventually. If yours has been around for a long time, then a replacement may be your best bet. Think about installing a new furnace if your current one is at least 15 years old.

Not only will a new system experience fewer repair issues, but it may also run more efficiently.

Safety of the Unit

Finally, consider the nature of your HVAC repair need. If your furnace is letting off carbon monoxide, that’s a major safety hazard. Don’t try to fix it. Instead, put in a new furnace.

McFarland Indoor Comfort Services performs furnace repairs, installations, and tune-ups in the Granite City Area. We offer those services for air conditioners as well. Whether you need residential or commercial heating and cooling care, we can help. We are a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer and work on all makes and models.

Call McFarland Indoor Comfort Services today to schedule your first appointment with our experienced team.

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