Should I Repair or Replace my Furnace?

Anyone living in a region known for cold weather needs a reliable furnace in the home. A faltering furnace causes more than a lack of comfort. Pipes may burst when furnaces fail, and temperatures drop below freezing. What do you do with that old furnace, though? Replacing and repairing are two options. Making the right choice is critical.

Age of the Furnace

A furnace won’t last beyond a specific “expiration date.” Most furnaces last about 15 or 20 years before they start showing problems and lose their efficiency. Replacing a furnace at this point becomes necessary.

Be aware that a furnace won’t likely reach its maximum life expectancy if it was never properly maintained. Take care of your furnace by not delaying repairs and signing up for routine service plans.

If you need furnace installation work done, the Comfort Pro team in Reading, PA, is available to help. We also offer maintenance plans for routine service.

Costs of Repairs

Looking at a comparison between the costs of repairs versus the costs of purchasing a new furnace makes sense. A minor repair, of course, doesn’t justify buying a new furnace. However, if there are extensive repairs required on an older heating unit, then purchasing a new furnace may be wise.

Repeated Repairs

If the furnace suffers from one problem after the other and you keep spending money on repairs, then buying a new one might be a good idea. Discussing the situation with a skilled technician after a thorough inspection might be advisable.

The technician could point out potential future problems that could lead you toward replacement. Or, the technician may give the furnace a “clean bill of health.” Either way, making an informed decision is the best strategy.

Efficiency Woes

If you notice your energy bill seems a little high, an old, outdated, and inefficient furnace could be the culprit. Perhaps the time is right to upgrade and start saving money and cease wasting energy.

Whether you want a replacement, repair work, or an inspection, call the offices at Comfort Pro today. We’ve been in business since 2001, and we handle all kinds of work. We even perform jobs related to gas fireplaces. Give us a call to learn more.

An old and rusted heating and air conditioning unit implying the need for replacement.

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