Should I Repair or Replace my Furnace?
Despite your best efforts, you may wake up one day to realize that your furnace is blowing cold air or isn’t cycling properly. At this point, you have to decide whether to repair the furnace or replace it entirely. Let’s take a look at some issues to consider when making your choice.
How Significant Is the Issue?
If your furnace is covered in dust, it may be possible to fix the issue by removing the dust and changing the air filter. However, if the thermostat is broken or the unit won’t stop cycling, you should strongly consider replacing it. The folks at Alps Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Anaheim can inspect your furnace, repair it or replace it in an affordable and timely manner.
How Old Is the Unit?
A typical furnace has a useful life of roughly 15 years. If your furnace was installed more than 15 years ago, you could get more value for your money by replacing it instead of repairing it. In addition to spending less on maintenance, a new furnace is likely to be more energy-efficient. This means that you’ll likely spend less to heat your home.
Can You Afford a New Furnace?
In the short-term, repairing your furnace may cost less than buying a new one. However, in the long-term, it will likely cost more to make several minor repairs to the product that is currently in your house. Therefore, it may make more financial sense to put in a new furnace if you can afford to do so. While a new unit may require a larger upfront investment, it may also come with a warranty or other guarantee that limits what you’ll need to spend to maintain it.
If you’re looking for a way to affordably and conveniently heat your home, give Alps Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call! We can also install thermostats, design ducts and add insulation to your attic to make your home a more comfortable place to live. Additionally, our team provides a full range of cooling services, so contact us today.