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6 Factors To Consider When Repairing or Replacing Your Furnace

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You rely on your furnace to keep you warm all winter, but eventually, your heating system will malfunction or break down. When either of these situations happens, several factors come into play when determining if you need heating repair or replacement:

System Age

The age of your furnace system is the first thing to consider when deciding whether to repair or replace it. Furnaces should last 15 to 20 years.

Repairs should be sufficient for furnaces less than 10 years old. If the furnace is 15 years or older, replacement is probably better than investing in repairs for a failing system.

System Condition

Routine heating maintenance will maximize your furnace system’s life span. An annual tune-up will maximize efficiency and identify repair needs.

If you keep up with maintenance and your system is in good condition, a repair is likely all you need to restore your heating. If you haven’t scheduled a tune-up in a few years, it’s never too late to start whether you need to service your existing unit or a new one.

Warranty Coverage

If your system is still under warranty, a repair is likely your best option, as you have a newer unit. However, your warranty will likely cover the costs if you need a premature heating replacement due to a faulty unit or improper installation.

Always have your warranty details handy when servicing your furnace.

Repair Costs

Sometimes it comes down to cost. If repairs will cost over 50% of the furnace unit’s value or you’ve needed numerous repairs in the past year, it’s probably smarter to replace the system now. This will greatly reduce repair needs in the future.

Energy Efficiency

Over time, your furnace will become less efficient. Periodic repairs and routine maintenance can help with this to an extent.

At some point, the ever-increasing changes in your energy bills will make it clear it’s time to replace the system. A new furnace will operate with higher efficiency and cut operating costs.

Home Comfort

A faulty furnace can cause hot and cold spots where you might have one room as hot as a sauna while another is freezing. This inconsistent, uneven heating can have a variety of causes, which professional technicians can help to identify.

A repair will likely do the trick if it’s an airflow issue. If the problem persists or a professional determines your system is undersized, it’s time for a replacement.

Robin Aire Can Help You Determine if You Need Furnace Repair & Replacement

If you’re considering repairing or replacing your furnace, Robin Aire Service Company is the best choice for heating services in Southeast Michigan. We’re a family-operated company with a long history backed by a great reputation.

Our technicians are helpful, friendly, and customer-focused. We’re all about helping you make informed decisions, so we offer free estimates on replacements, free estimates on service calls, and financing options!

Call Robin Aire at (800) 361-0888 or contact us online. We’ll inspect your furnace and determine if heating repair or replacement is right for you.

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