As a homeowner, you likely save toward a budget to address home repairs and maintenance as they come up. Some maintenance you can plan ahead for, other maintenance jobs are unexpected. Problems with your furnace can fall under either category as routine maintenance will keep it running better and longer, but in the case of a failure it needs to be repaired or replaced immediately. You’ll want to discuss the options of repair or replacement with a licensed professional HVAC contractor, but there are a few generally recognized situations which call for replacement.
- A furnace typically is good for 15. There are exceptions to the rule, but after 15 years repairs to your furnace are going to be common enough to make it more sensible to replace it. Further, technology is going to have improved so a new furnace will function more efficiently than an older style.
- There are certain functional aspects of your furnace which may indicate a replacement is due as repairs won’t efficiently fix your system. If it makes excessive noise, has a heavily accumulated amount of dust inside, or simply doesn’t evenly heat each of the rooms in your home, you likely need a replacement.
- Perhaps the best indication of a need for replacement is when you’re having multiple repair projects each year. You’ll notice in addition to repair bills your power bill is going up faster than can be blamed on rising energy prices, and your fuel seems to disappear more quickly than when the unit was new.
Of course, nobody wants the immediate expense of furnace replacement. However, you’ll be glad you did. You’ll recognize it to be money well spent when you see the difference a properly functioning furnace makes over the old one. If you're looking for furnace repair services, contact The Jayson Company today!