As your furnace gets older and you start to experience more issues and repairs, there comes a time when you need to consider whether you should continue paying for repairs or opt to replace your furnace. Depending on whether you have electric heat, a gas furnace, or a heat pump, your system can last anywhere from 10-20 years depending on whether you’ve had annual maintenance completed regularly on your system and repairs have been made correctly to manufacturer specifications.
A few factors come into play when making the decision of repair and replace. The questions you should ask yourself are:
How old is my heating equipment? If your heating system is less than 10 years old, repair is usually more cost effective than replacement.
What is wrong with your home’s heating? If this is a first-time problem, repair is usually a more viable solution than replacement.
What is the cost of repair? If repair is around 50% of the cost of furnace replacement, you’re generally better off replacing the unit.
Here at De Hart Plumbing Heating & Cooling, our technicians earn no commission for jobs they perform or systems they install. We will always let you know the cost of repair and also let you know cost of system replacement if you have an older model and part replacement is becoming more costly and more difficult to locate. We will ALWAYS let you know all of your options and pricing so you can make the best decision for your situation.
De Hart Plumbing Heating and Cooling, serving Manhattan Kansas, Junction City Kansas, Wamego Kansas, Topeka Kansas, and some surrounding areas.