Furnace and Air Conditioner Repair
January 20, 2021Back to All Articles
Having to book a repair is never a fun task for any homeowner. Yes, they can be costly, time consuming, and require you to allow technicians into your personal space. With all of that being said, they are a part of life! So, when a furnace and/or air conditioner repair is needed, what can you expect?
If your furnace is 10 years old or less, repairs should be effective. If it has reached 12 years or more, it is time to consider replacement. When choosing between repairing or replacing, follow the $5,000 rule! Multiply the quoted repair cost by the age of your unit, and if that exceeds $5,000, it’s time to replace the unit!
If your furnace isn’t working right, a tech can look into the complete wellness of your system. It may be tempting to get online and search for why your furnace isn’t heating, but there might be an additional reason that calls for a skilled diagnosis.
The age of your system is the first factor to consider. The average lifespan of a furnace is 15-20 years; after that, the system will start to fail more often. If your furnace is 10 years old or less, repairs should be effective. If it has reached 12 years or more, it’s time to consider replacement. Regular furnace maintenance, along with periodic check-ups by a licensed heating professional, are essential for continued safe and efficient operation of your furnace.
Air Conditioning Repairs
The upfront purchase price of an air conditioner is typically only around 10-15% of the total lifetime cost of the equipment. YIKES. The remaining costs typically go towards utility bills and repairs.
Regular maintenance can help boost performance and increase the lifespan of your HVAC equipment. The same goes for your HVAC system. It’s important to regularly change air filters, clean evaporator and condenser coils, and keep the area around your HVAC system clear.