If we’ve said it once, we’ll say it a thousand times. Furnace tune-ups matter before the seasons change too fast. Energy efficiency is important to you as a homeowner because it affects what you spend each month on your utility bills. This matters even more now as the seasons change and you expect to run your HVAC system each day to heat your house. But when you see your bills growing more and more, you might weigh the option of replacing furnace parts, or replacing the entire furnace.
The cost difference between repairs and replacement might have you leaning more one way than the other, as a full HVAC replacement will come with bigger costs up front. Those costs will balance out eventually, as newer units are more energy efficient, and will save you on your monthly energy costs.
Not that repairing your system, or just replacing certain parts of it, cannot have the same effect. If your furnace is less than 15 years old, there is less need of gutting your system and replacing the entire thing. Instead, fixing the part needed and properly maintaining your system will help increase efficiency at a lower price.
Other signs that show your furnace is in for a tune-up typically stay in line with how old the system is. We suggest repairs if your furnace is less than 15 years old, and if the cost of repair is less than half of the cost, it would take to replace.
Unfortunately, regardless of the age of your furnace, if you call in for repairs multiple times in the last two years, the cost of that continuous service adds up. Yes, you can keep replacing the parts as needed, but eventually parts will be harder to come by as the unit ages. Also, spending a little less money over a longer time ends up costing more than if you had paid for the new installation earlier.
One of the best ways to catch an early sign of an issue with your furnace is to schedule regular maintenance on your system. Tuning up your system before it gets too deep into the colder season will identify and fix potential problems, which can put less wear and tear on your system, while also helping to increase its service life.
Sometimes, all it takes to get your furnace back in prime working condition is a minor fix or minor repair. Identify that issue early by calling Sharon’s Heating and Air Conditioning today at (734) 425-1415. Our staff is ready to answer all questions you may have.