Furnace on the Fritz? Should You Repair or Replace It?

The cold weather is slowly creeping into the area, which has us all switching our air conditioner off and our furnace on. If you have tried to get your furnace to fire up and it won’t, then you might be wondering if it is worth repairing or if you should consider replacing it altogether. There are many factors to consider in determining whether repairing or replacing is more appropriate. Do you need a heating replacement, or can you get by another season with a repair?

It Is Close to the End of Its Life Cycle

One of the biggest things to consider when your furnace calls it quits is how old the system is. If your heating system is nearing the end of its life cycle already, then a repair is likely nothing more than an expensive bandage. And there is really no telling how long a repair will last. If you choose to replace it, it might cost more – but you will get a more advanced model that will probably save you in energy costs. And you won’t be throwing money away for just one more season – you can buy one that will last upwards of twenty years or more.

How Well Does It Fit Your Needs?

Heating systems and units have come a long way over the past couple of years, making them more efficient and better able to suit your space. If you have added on to your home, or your current furnace doesn’t seem to keep up with the demands put upon it, then it might be time to explore other options. If your system isn’t suited well to cover your square footage, it is probably working overtime. That can lead to excessive wear and tear, as well as higher energy costs. It is a good idea to get an evaluation of your system to see if there is something that could save you money.

Considering Other Options

If you have drafty rooms that your heating can’t reach, you might want to consider other solutions than one central system. A mini-split is one of the most economical and efficient ways to get to those out-of-the-way rooms. They come in various sizes to accommodate your living spaces and run individually in each room. If you have a larger house, that means you can section off areas that don’t need to be heated daily and save even more on your heating and cooling costs throughout the year.

As the cold weather rushes in, we will all be switching on our furnaces to keep warm. If your furnace is on the fritz or seems to be acting up, you might be considering whether you should replace or repair it. Our heating replacement systems are the best in the industry and we always give you the best advice about whether repairing or replacing is the better choice. Contact Carolina Comfort Specialists today and let us evaluate how well your furnace is doing!

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