Should I Repair or Replace My Furnace?

Naturally, you want to maintain your furnace for as many years as possible. But there are instances when replacing it is more necessary than a repair. The following are four situations that indicate your furnace may need a repair or replacement and how to choose between the two in Tequesta, FL.

Furnace Age

The age of your furnace is a significant consideration to keep in mind. Typically a furnace lasts 15 to 20 years and maybe even longer with proper care and maintenance. If it’s less than 15 years old, extending its lifespan with a repair may be an option. But if it’s over 15 years, it’s typically best to replace it.

Numerous Repairs in a Short Time Frame

A furnace usually requires more maintenance as it ages, especially during the last years of its useful life, and it can be difficult locating replacement parts for older models. If it feels like you’re constantly calling for furnace repairs, it’s time to retire your old furnace and upgrade to a new one.

Strange Noises

All furnaces generate some noise when operating, but if you hear anything unusual, like loud grinding noises, it could be a sign of a potentially serious issue and an impending repair. A professional can tell you what the noise is and whether the furnace will require a repair or replacement.

You’re Putting Your House on the Market

A new furnace can be a big draw for many home buyers, especially considering replacing an old one on their own can cost at least a few thousand dollars. Replacing it before you sell the home could be an appealing selling point.

Indoor comfort is essential during winter, which means having a well-functioning heating system. Call Ranger Air Conditioning now to speak with one of our dependable, skilled HVAC professionals about your furnace installation or repair.

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