Get new furnace or repair the old?


There are times when you have to weigh the benefits of having a new furnace installed with the costs of having your old one repaired. If your system is ten years or older and you have problems with it on a regular basis, then you should consider having a new one installed. However, there are units that have been known to run reliably for 15 years or more. If you have an older system that doesn’t have issues all that often, then a repair will likely be the right option for you.

Check your system carefully. If you have a cracked heat exchanger, then you may be at risk of carbon monoxide exposure that could be potentially deadly. If this is the case, then you need to have your system replaced as soon as you can. If your system is 15 years old and your repair would cost $700, you would probably be better off buying a new one.

If you have any questions regarding whether you should repair or replace your furnace, call Approved Comfort today.





Is it time for a furnace repair… again? Are you continuously dishing out loads of money on those repairs? It’s costly. But, fortunately for you, pretty easy to remedy. With a brand new high-efficiency furnace not only will you get increased reliability, but you’ll save all that money in repair costs.

Speaking of saving money, if you purchase and install a new Nicor Gas furnace between October 2013 and May 31, 2014, you’ll be eligible for the following rebates:

  • Installing one with 97% or higher Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) receives a $400 rebate
  • 95% AFUE receives $300 rebate
  • 92% or lower AFUE receives $200 rebate

All rebate applications must be postmarked or submitted online within 90 days of installation, or by June 30, 2014.