Should I Repair or Replace my Furnace?

There comes a time in every furnace’s life when it needs to be replaced. There are warning signs that you will soon need to replace it. A good rule of thumb is that if it’s reached 75% of its life expectancy and the repair would cost over 33% of replacing it, then you should get a new furnace. Here are some other considerations.

Furnace Is 16 to 20 Years Old

Furnaces are designed to last this length of time. If your furnace is in this age range, there are several reasons to replace it, such as newer units being more efficient. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to spend too much money repairing a furnace that’s going to stop working regardless in the next few years.

Your Energy Bills Are Increasing

Older furnaces weren’t as efficient as new ones when they were installed. Their efficiency declines as they get older. This is especially true if they’re not properly maintained. If you notice your energy bills going up in the winter months, it’s likely that your furnace is to blame. If you live in the Conroe area, Beck Cohen installs and repairs furnaces. We can provide you with an estimate for either repairing or replacing the unit after assessing the situation.

You’ve Had to Repair Your Furnace Multiple Times in Recent Years

If you’ve had to hire an HVAC company a few times in the past two years to fix your furnace, it’s probably time to replace it. Continuing to repair it is just throwing away money. It’s usually in the last few years of a furnace’s life that the most expensive breakdowns start to occur.

Your Conroe HVAC Specialists

Beck Cohen provides heating and cooling equipment services. We also offer maintenance agreements so that you can rest assured that your HVAC system is always well-maintained. We’ve been helping people since 2014 by providing excellent, fast, and friendly service. Contact us today for your HVAC needs.