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Heater Repair or Replacement?

Should I get my furnace replaced?



Heater, furnace, and water heater repairs can turn into a big investment even when it's not necessary. That's why it's essential to work with an HVAC technician who puts YOU first instead of their own profits. It's not always easy to tell whether or not a heater repair technician is being honest, so here are the top 5 ways to know whether or not you need a heater replacement or a repair. 

  1. Your furnace needs to constantly be repaired — REPLACE. This is not a good sign. Eventually, you will end up spending more on repairs than it costs to replace it with a unit that works WAY better. 

  2. Your heater is over 10-15 years old — REPLACE. Most furnaces have a lifespan of 20 to 30 years, but as mentioned in the first point above, it could end up costing you a lot more to keep and repair it by the time it officially dies.

  3. Your heater takes longer to heat up your home — most likely, REPAIR. You probably just need to replace the filter in your furnace!

  4. Your water heater is leaking — most likely, REPAIR. If a water heater is leaking water, it doesn't necessarily mean it needs to be replaced. However, you should definitely fix it as soon as possible since it can cause a lot of water damage to the unit and your home.

  5. Your heater is making weird noises, not turning on, or is blowing cold, but your heater is less than 10 years old REPAIR. If a heater is less than 10 years old, it should only need a repair if it was installed correctly.

Want an expert's advice? Have more specific questions about your heater, furnace, water heater, heat pump, or mini split? Contact us down below!

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