Should I Repair or Replace my Furnace?

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Your furnace is arguably the most important appliance in your home because it ensures that your property stays warm during the coldest months of the year. While a furnace can last for a long time, it does wear down over time and will need maintenance and repair to keep it functioning properly. At some point, you may also need to consider replacing it entirely. There are several factors to consider when determining whether you should repair or completely replace your furnace.

Age of the Furnace

One factor that can determine whether you should replace your furnace is the age of the unit. Today, a quality furnace can last for 10–15 years before repair costs get too frequent and expensive. If your furnace is above this age, you can expect that you will continue to incur significant repair costs in the future. Due to this, it would make sense to replace the furnace if it is more than 15 years old.

Cost of Repair Versus Installation

Those who live in Allentown, PA, and the surrounding areas should also consider the cost of the repair. If the cost of the furnace repair is equal to half the price or more of a new furnace installation, you should consider replacing it entirely. Our team at Burkholder's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can help you determine the cost of the repair versus replacement so that you can decide whether a repair makes sense or if you should invest in a new heating unit.

Deciding whether you should repair or replace your furnace is a big decision. To ensure that you make the right choice, you should call us at Burkholder's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. for further guidance. We can provide you with a full furnace inspection. We can also provide you with any maintenance, repair and installation services for your HVAC unit in general. Give us a call today to learn more or to set up an appointment.