As it begins to get colder outside, many homeowners are beginning to take stock of their home to make sure it is ready for the coming winter. You want to make sure that you have enough equipment to last during a small emergency and that all of your appliances are working. It will be stressful and frustrating if you have to replace an important home appliance, like your furnace, oven, or dishwasher in the middle of winter.
Examine which scenarios apply to you, your family, and the heater you have for your home. These will help you to make a better decision on whether or not it’s better to replace your heater or get basic heater repairs.
Know Your Budget
The amount of money you can afford to put into heater repair or a new replacement will make a big difference on what options are available for you. Other factors will impact which is actually necessary, but the amount of money you can afford to put into your heater will also affect how much money you save in the long run.
For example, if you are able to front a little extra money when your furnace is desperate for a replacement, you can save more money in the long run by purchasing a more efficient model. It will cost less to operate and won’t need many repairs in the near future.
Determine the Furnace’s Age and Lifespan
Once you know how old your furnace is, the better judgement you can make between whether or not it’s better to repair it or get a brand new one. If your furnace is getting old (nearing twenty years), then you will be better off with getting a new one. You’ll get a more efficient heater while avoiding the likelihood of numerous heater repairs in the near future.
On the other hand, if your furnace is fairly new and under ten years of age, then you may be better off getting a simple checkup and repair for it.
Have a Technician Examine the Heater
When in doubt, you can always have a professional technician examine the heater. A technician has a vast amount of training and experience with working on heaters and air conditioning units. These technicians have the capacity to make well informed decisions about the state of your heater, what repairs will be necessary, and whether or not it will be more cost effective to repair or replace it.
Do you have any questions about heaters, repairs, replacements, or installations? Give us a call today at Comfort Experts, Inc. and we will make sure that you are taken care of. We don’t want you to end up cold this winter during the coldest days of the season. Stay warm this season by repairing or replacing your heater today!