No appliance in your San Antonio home will last forever, including your furnace. When something goes wrong with your heating system, should you repair your furnace or replace it altogether? The answer depends on several factors. Here are four points to consider as you make your decision.
1. AGE OF YOUR FURNACE
On average, a furnace will last about 15 to 20 years. Repairing your furnace is probably best if your unit is less than 10 years old. If your furnace is 15 years old or more, replacing it may be more cost-effective than continuing to make repairs.
2. HOW OFTEN REPAIRS ARE NEEDED
As your heating system ages, it will need repair more often. The cost of repeated service calls can add up quickly. Do you find that your furnace breaks down again and again? Are you replacing components frequently? If so, it’s time to consider replacing your furnace.
3. ENERGY EFFICIENCY
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, as much as 42% of your utility bill can come from heating your home. Upgrading your furnace to a newer, more energy-efficient model can help to reduce your overall heating and cooling costs. A furnace that’s 10 years or older is less energy-efficient than a newer furnace, even if it’s performing well.
4. REPAIR COST VS. REPLACEMENT COST
You should consider replacing your furnace if the cost of repairs is more than half the cost of replacement. If you’re having trouble with your heating system, an HVAC technician can advise you on the costs of repairs and help you to make the best decision.
RELY ON THE PROS
Whether you decide to replace or repair your heating system, Quality Star Services can help you. Quality Star Services offers heating and cooling repair and installation throughout San Antonio, TX. We also provide ductwork services, planned maintenance agreements, and indoor air quality services. We repair and service all major brands. Our family-owned business has served San Antonio for more than 20 years. Contact us today to learn more.