Do you need Furnace Repair or Replacement?
When is time for a furnace repair or replacement?
If your gas furnace is failing and causing you problems then it may be a time for a furnace repair or replacement. If it is cold outside and furnace is the fundament of your home comfort but you can no longer rely on it then you need to look at few factors when deciding on furnace repair or replacement. Often it is best to contact your local HVAC contractor and seek expert advice but you can also look for signs that your furnace is giving you.
Here are simple steps you can take prior to calling an HVAC contractor and deciding on furnace repair or replacement
- If you are not receiving enough hot air flow from your furnace, check your furnace filter as it might be clogged and prevent air from flowing and furnace replacement may not be necessary
- Ensure that your thermostat is set to Heat and the desired temperature
- Check if there are any loose wires or a malfunction in the thermostat or if a thermostat battery needs to be changed.
- See if your furnace breaker is switched ON and that there is power to the furnace
If your heating system is under 10 years old then there is a high chance that a problem can be solved through repairs by a licensed HVAC contractor. Usual lifespan of a furnace is 15 years and it will operate efficiently if regular maintenance is done on it. A licensed HVAC contractor can determine the problem and if it is something minor it can be fixed on the spot. In some cases a part will need to be ordered and the issue can be fixed within a short period of time and without excessive costs of furnace replacement. General furnace repair rule states that you should repair a furnace that is under 10 years old as long as the repair costs are less than one third of the cost of installing new heating system.
In cases where your furnace is reaching its lifespan it will start to fail more and more often therefore a furnace replacement is something to discuss. Furnace repair or replacement question is most commonly asked when furnace is under 10 years old but when it is heating 15 years it is heating its anticipated lifespan. Calling an HVAC contractor for an estimate is something that you should consider when your furnace is getting old. If your furnace is still within the lifespan but is constantly causing you problems and extensive repair costs that seem to never stop then replacing to a new high efficiency model might be the solutions in your case.
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Furnace repair or replacement is an individual decision and should be looked at based on the cost of furnace repair or replacement, age of the equipment and its efficiency level. Every home and heating system is different therefore an expert advice is a must when making this important decision. DeMark Home Ontario specialist are here to assist you in making the right decisions and ensuring that you have peace of mind during the cold season. To schedule you maintenance or to speak with one of our specialists call 647-847-2998 or fill out online request form.