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How to Know When to Replace vs. Repair Your Furnace

The average person often has a difficult time determining whether they should repair or entirely replace their furnace. Because it is such a vital component of your home’s comfort, especially when it is cold in Middletown, it is important to turn to the trusted technicians at Robinson Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. to assist you with answering that question.

However, before we arrive to inspect your furnace, here are some handy signs that will help you determine whether it is time to repair or replace your current heating unit.

You might choose to replace your furnace over repairing it if:

  • You have an older furnace: While furnaces typically have a lifespan of 16 to 20 years, if you have an older system and haven’t kept up with routine maintenance, it is probably best to replace your entire unit. However, if your current furnace is less than 12 years old and you’ve been diligent about getting regular maintenance for it, it is probably not time to replace it just yet.
  • You will end up spending more on repairs than or close to what it would cost to simply replace your furnace: Heating systems require more and more repairs and maintenance as they get older. Sometimes, repairs are so extensive that they require brand new parts and components to be installed. In many cases, heating companies need to wait to get the specific parts in, making you wait even longer to get proper heating in your home or business. If your furnace is rather old and you’re having to replace parts more and more often, or if the repairs you’re making are becoming more and more expensive, it is a good indication that you should consider getting a brand-new unit.
  • You have been spending more and more money on energy bills: As furnaces get older, they require more and more energy to power up and maintain the temperature in your home or business. Because it takes more from the furnace to keep a consistent temperature, it will run longer, and often harder, which uses up more energy. To prevent your energy bills from continuously increasing, consider replacing your unit the first instance a spike occurs on your bill.
  • Your furnace no longer heats as well as it used to: If there are rooms in your house that remain cold despite the heat being on and other rooms get too warm, it could be the result of your furnace’s inability to maintain temperature throughout the house. Rather than constantly adjusting the thermostat in an attempt to find a comfortable temperature, allow yourself to relax and have the experienced technicians at Robinson Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. install a new furnace.
  • Your furnace makes unusual and loud noises: If you notice your furnace making any banging, squealing, or rattling sounds, it is typically a good indicator that your blower is broken, or your furnace is nearing a complete breakdown.

At Robinson Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we recommend that you keep track of the effectiveness and efficiency of your furnace, as knowing when it shifts helps both you and our dependable technicians know whether it is time to repair or replace your furnace before it becomes too expensive or unsafe to operate.