Why should you replace your HVAC system when a repair will do the trick? Unless you’ve had a wealth of training (or some genius-born skills), not many know which is the best option. Here are our four Tower Tips to help you diagnose when to repair (and not replace) a furnace.
1. If your unit is less than 15 years old. Most heating units have a solid lifespan of at least 15 years. If your furnace is still within that range, a repair might fix the issue and allow for several more years of comfort.
2. If the repair is less than $500. At the $500 mark, it might be more cost efficient to simply invest those funds in an entirely new unit that may avoid future repairs.
3. If your furnace still runs quietly and efficiently. Does it sound good? Feel comfortable (for the most part)? Then one simple tweak or part replacement might be the only attention your furnace requires.
4. If you’re going to sell your house in the next six months. With such a pending life change, invest your funds in the long-term comfort and stability of your future home rather than your current one.
5. If your trusted technician recommends a repair rather than a replacement. You’ve found a knowledgeable, reliable technician, and we will clearly explain the pros and cons of a repair vs. a replacement. After thoroughly and carefully assessing your home and energy bills, our technicians can recommend the most cost-effective option that will yield the best long-term benefits for your family.
Still not sure? Check out our four signs that it’s time to replace your furnace.