There is one question that all homeowners end up asking themselves at some point or another: when is it time for a new furnace? While there aren’t any definitive answers to that question, there are a few situations that should have you leaning in that direction or can at least make it easier to decide. Here are the situations and conditions when you might want to go ahead and make that investment.
1. The repairs are coming more frequently and are adding up. Think of getting a new furnace like you would getting a new car. There comes a point when keeping it on life support just doesn’t make sense anymore. If you’ve just been given a repair quote that feels like the last straw, it probably is.
2. The heating costs are eating your budget. When you first got a new furnace, it probably kept your home comfortable easily and your heating costs weren’t too over the top. As it gets older, it runs less and less efficiently, leading to higher and higher utility bills. When it reaches a point where your payments on a new furnace could be partially covered by what you’ll save in utility costs, it makes sense to shift your money into an investment instead of a cost you never recoup.
3. Your furnace is dangerous. It doesn’t always happen, but sometimes a furnace can become a safety hazard when it gets older. If your furnace specialist has alerted you to this fact, don’t hesitate. Get it replaced as soon as possible.
Here at JLK Mechanical Heating & Cooling, we understand that the repair-or-replace decision can be complicated. Our goal is to give you the honest assessment and advice that will allow you to make an informed decision about getting a new furnace or not. We provide our customers in the Concord, North Carolina area with the benefits of our 60+ years of HVAC experience. We do our best to make the entire process easy for you, including offering a unique layaway plan, so you can plan for your new furnace. Contact us today to learn more.