The best way to get the most value from the furnace that warms your home is to keep it well-maintained so it lasts many years, even exceeding its manufacturer’s expected lifespan. Replacing a furnace is expensive, so a long-lived furnace is a money-saver…
…unless it turns into a money drainer… and that is something that could happen with a furnace approaching the end of its lifespan. At a certain point, the cost of continual repairs as well the money siphoned away because of inefficient operation will make replacement the superior option. We’ll give you some advice on how to find out if your furnace should have repairs or replacement.
Make Basnett Plumbing & Heating your choice for furnace repair in Concord, MA, as well as for your new furnace installation.
How can I tell if I need repairs or replacement?
The first thing you should do when this question crosses your mind is to check on your furnace’s age and the manufacturer’s suggested lifespan. In general, electric furnaces will last longer than gas furnaces. If your furnace has met or exceeded this, then you have already received an excellent value from it, and replacement is something to give serious consideration.
Now evaluate your repair costs and power bills to determine how much additional money the aged heater is costing you. If you have maintained your heater diligently each year but your bills continue to rise, then you are losing money from an inefficient furnace. If repairs are more and more frequent, then replacement is probably your optimal choice.
The best way to determine if replacement or continued repairs is more cost-effective is to seek the advice of an HVAC professional. A skilled technician can look over your furnace and determine the level of wear and tear, and then perform airflow tests to discover its efficiency. The technician will provide you with an informed answer about the option that will give you the best long-term value.
Call for professional assistance today
It’s not difficult to find solid advice regarding your furnace: call Basnett Plumbing & Heating. If you need furnace repair in Concord, MA, have your visiting technician advise you about your options for replacement and their benefits. If you decide on new installation, the Basnett Plumbing & Heating team can deliver you the professional service to get the job done fast. And if it turns out your furnace can still soldier on with targeted repairs, our team will make sure your get the best repairs possible.