Is the furnace in your Bellaire, Texas, home not working as efficiently as it used to? When you factor in the age of your furnace and how much it’s costing you in rising heating bills and repair costs, it may be more cost-effective to replace it. If you can’t decide on whether you should repair or replace your furnace, look at these considerations to help with your decision.
How Old is Your Furnace?
In general, older furnaces were meant to last about 15-20 years, depending on how well you have maintained it. If your furnace is close to this age range, it’s time to consider investing in a new, more efficient model. It’s far better to start planning for a furnace replacement before it breaks down when you need it the most, such as during the winter. It’ll also give you time to save.
Are Your Heating Bills Rising?
An older furnace, or one that has not been maintained, will need to run longer to produce enough heat to warm your home sufficiently. As parts wear out, the furnace may struggle to deliver heat into your home. As a result, it’ll use more fuel, and you’ll see a rise in indoor heating bills.
When shopping for a new furnace, look for one that has an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating of 90 percent or higher. With a high-efficiency furnace, you should see a decrease in your heating bills.
Do You Spend More on Repair Costs?
As you try to get a few more years out of your furnace, you may end up spending more money having it repaired. Eventually, your furnace will wear out. As a result, you’ll need a replacement.
To anticipate future costs for repair, consider your furnace’s age, how much you have spent on repair costs to date, and your current spending on energy bills. If your costs have risen, it might make more sense to replace your old furnace for a high-efficient, cost-effective model.
Are you ready for a furnace replacement? Call the experts at Conditioned Air today at (281) 561-6911. We can help you select the right furnace for your home and install it correctly.
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