Repair it or Replace it?
How to determine if your furnace can make it through another winter
Does it feel your home just isn’t getting (or staying) as warm this winter? No matter if we’re dealing with a harsh or a mild Kansas winter, your furnace should be working to provide you at the same comfort levels year after year.
But if you’ve found your furnace isn’t keeping up and that a repair is definitely in order, you need to consider whether a repair is the right option or if, instead, it’s time to get an entirely new heating unit installed.
At Hanna, we see this question all the time and help homeowners determine when a furnace is no longer worth repairing. But while our technicians would be happy to come out to your home and assess whether your home’s heating needs will best be served by a furnace repair only, you can start to make the determination based on a few factors about your heating system.
Furnace Repair or Replace: Some questions to consider
- How old is it?
Can you recall when your current heating system was installed? A typical furnace lasts 18-20 years. But whether or not a furnace can even last that long is dependent upon whether it has been properly maintained over the years. Also, the age of your furnace isn’t the only determining factor. Even a “young” furnace could need to be replaced if it’s costing you discomfort and unnecessarily high heating bills.
- How high are your heating bills?
Have you seen your bills go higher this winter than previous years? Spending extra every month on heating bills is money you won’t see back. Putting that extra money towards a new energy-efficient furnace is an investment into saving money on future energy bills. Heating your home uses more energy and costs more money than any other system in your house, usually accounting for more than 40% of your utility bill. A new, energy-efficient system could really save you money on those bills immediately.
- How much is it costing you to repair?
A prime factor in determining whether it’s time for a new installation is the cost of the repair. How expensive does a repair on your furnace need to be before it’s not worth it? Consider how old your unit is with this repair cost and you will get a good idea if a repair alone is worth it.
Contact us today so you’re not left out in the cold this winter. Hanna Heating and Air Conditioning’s team of technicians are highly-skilled and have years of experience in heater repair and installation. Our team is trained to offer knowledgeable, friendly service and high-quality work.
We’re here to help you every step of the way. From scheduling a service call at a time that works for you, to identifying the best replacement unit for your needs, Hanna offers unrivaled customer service.