3 Signs a New Furnace May Be the Best Choice

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We understand that nobody wants to replace an appliance if it isn’t the right time. But this does not mean you should wait for a heater to break down completely before you call in a technician. A furnace that is nearing the end of its life can cause a lot of trouble. Typically, it is better to replace it than to wait for an emergency situation, when you need a technician to rush to your home for a replacement. Here are a few reasons to replace a furnace, even though it may not be completely out of order.

A furnace repair would be half the price of replacement

So maybe your furnace can be fixed, but the cost of a repair is more than you can handle. If a furnace repair cost seems extreme, a replacement may be a better choice. The repair might not hold up, and the other components of your furnace could start to break shortly after the repair. We typically draw the line at about half the cost of a brand new furnace. The new heater will run more efficiently anyway, and you significantly reduce the chances of another heating system breakdown.

A technician notices safety issues

This is a major reason to call in technicians to replace that heater ASAP. A broken heat exchanger could cause carbon monoxide to leak into your home, or faulty wiring could pose a fire risk. You might want to get a second opinion first, but be sure to turn off the heater until then.

Your heater is old

Like any of the appliances in your home, a furnace cannot last forever. Eventually, it will need replacement. And as it nears the end of its life, you might want to replace your furnace sooner rather than later. After about 10-15 years, it’s more likely that your heating system will require major repairs or become unsafe.

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