Should I Replace My Furnace?
Many homeowners struggle to know when they should get a new furnace rather than pursue furnace repair. After all, a furnace replacement represents a major investment and it can be hard to know when it’s time to expend the time, money, and energy that it will take to get a new unit.
Our team here at Neerings has put together this list of questions that we have used to help homeowners make wise decisions about this question. We hope it helps you choose wisely!
How Old is Your Furnace?
Most furnaces last between 12 and 15 years before they need to be replaced. If yours is that old or older and is struggling, then furnace replacement may be a better choice for you than furnace repair. Some people choose furnace replacement as soon as their furnace hits 12 years old simply because they don’t want to deal with breakdowns.
Are Your Heating Bills Rising?
As your heating system gets old, it will get less and less efficient. You can do a few things to help it but, ultimately, if your heating bills are rising then you will need to get a new furnace to fix the problem.
How Often Do You Need Furnace Repair?
If you have needed more than 1 furnace repairs this winter or more than 2 in the last five years, this may be a sign that your furnace is dying. Instead of calling the furnace repair company again, it may be time to invest in a new furnace.
Does Your Furnace Have Unusual Running Patterns?
If your furnace is running all the time, it may not be able to heat your home well anymore. If it turns off and on rapidly, it may be having other problems that indicate it’s time for a replacement.
Does Your Home Have Hot and Cold Areas?
Older furnaces may not be able to keep your entire home warm anymore. This is particularly true for 2-story homes. If some rooms are colder than others, it may be time to get a new, more powerful, furnace that can heat the whole thing well.
Do You Still Have a Furnace Warranty?
Most furnace warranties last 5-10 years. If your warranty has expired, repairs can get expensive fast. You may decide to invest your money in a new furnace rather than paying for repairs and hoping you don’t need to fix it again anytime soon.
Call us at Neerings anytime you need help with your furnace. In addition to helping you with your furnace replacement, we are a furnace repair company, too. Our 24-hour furnace repair service means that we’ll be there for you no matter when your furnace needs help!
Contact us now to schedule your furnace replacement or to have one of our professionals evaluate your furnace and give you a professional opinion as to whether now is the time for you to get a new furnace. We hope we get the chance to help you soon, for whatever heating services that you may need!