This can be a tough decision: Do you repair your furnace for the third time this winter, or do you just replace it with a newer heating system? As with every decision you make in life, there are pros and cons and each individual has to do what’s best for their needs.
But, at Approved Comfort, we’re in the business of helping people. We won’t force one option over the other, but we will educate you on how to make the decision that’s right for you. Here are a few options to consider when deciding between repair and replacement:
- Maintenance: Maintenance is really just as important as people say. Keeping your furnace regularly maintained by an Approved Comfort professional will keep the system working for many years to come. And you may only need some general repairs every now and again to keep it working efficiently until it just gets too old to operate.
- Age: Haven’t had your furnace replaced since you bought your house 20 years ago? Not even sure when your current system was installed? Then, it’s probably loud, very inefficient, and becoming more and more unreliable every time you turn it on. If your system is between 15-20 years old, replacing is definitely your best option.
- Energy efficiency: If you are sick of paying an arm and a leg for your heating system, then replacing with an “energy star” labeled furnace is a good idea. They are said to reduce energy consumption by up to 15%.
Furnace Services with Approved Comfort
If your final decision is to have a new furnace installed, it’s important you call a trained Approved Comfort technician. The process, though it may seem simple, involves many moving parts – gas hook up, electrical hook up, drainage, ventilation, and more. You don’t want anything to go awry and, more importantly, you want a heating system that’s installed right the first time.
But, if you notice your heat has randomly turned off in the middle of the night, don’t go searching for extra blankets. Just call Approved Comfort and we’ll be there as soon as we can to make sure you and your family stay comfortable!