At Able Appliance, our team of furnace repair experts is on call to handle any problems you’re having with your heating system. But when is it time to stop making repairs and start wondering, do i need a new furnace?
Furnace Life Expectancy
If you’re wondering “do I need a new furnace?,” it’s good to start by considering the age of your current unit. A typical furnace will likely last you around 20 years before it decides to kick the bucket. Of course, a furnace may continue to run smoothly well past that with proper care, but it’s important to start paying more attention around this time period.
More Bills, More Breakdowns
As your furnace starts to get older, parts are going to break down and need to be replaced. When choosing to repair or replace, it’s important to pay attention to estimates and repair bills. If an estimate is 50% or more of the cost of a new furnace, then you should choose the new furnace. However, if it’s below that, then it makes more sense to repair. Also pay attention to how often you’re having to repair your furnace.
Able Appliance charges just $39.95 for a service call on your furnace, which gets waived if you do decide to get repairs. Anytime you’re not sure what’s going on with your furnace, give us a call and we can help you figure out what makes the most sense for your situation.
Rising Heating Costs
An older furnace may not be running as effectively as it once did requiring more energy, and more money, to do what it once did. Keep at least a couple heating bills each year so you can track what you pay. If heating costs are skyrocketing, it may be time to get a new furnace regardless of whether or not it still seems to be working. A newer furnace will also be considerably more efficient than the one you purchased 20 years ago.
Consult Able Appliance for Your Heating and Furnace Needs
It’s important to consider all of these factors before deciding to buy a new furnace or not. Don’t worry if you’re still struggling with the decision. Contact Able Appliance for a consultation. We’ll be happy to look at your current unit to help you decide to continue to repair and maintain, or find a new unit that works for your home or business.