Look, we get it—homeowners really need to be thrifty these days. Even if you have some money in the bank to deal with unexpected expenses, you may not want to tap into those funds until it is absolutely necessary. That is totally understandable. However, you also need to assess some situations carefully when trying to save some money. You could wind up doing the exact opposite of what you intended to do. It’s not always about immediate savings, remember.
If your furnace has been limping along for the last season or two, but you are determined to wait for it to break down entirely before you go ahead and schedule a furnace replacement, you may be taking the wrong approach. Just because furnace repair in Raleigh, NC is still on the table, after all, does not mean that your furnace is really still worth repairing. It can be a bitter pill to swallow, but sometimes replacement really is the way to go.
How Old Is Your System?
No, you’re not going to throw your heater out to the curb just because it is getting on in years. That would be a terrible way to treat such a valuable piece of equipment that has gotten you through so many uncomfortably cold nights. However, the age of your system is one of the most important factors to consider when it comes to replacing your furnace—or any other heating system, for that matter.
Even if your heater is still pretty reliable, it may not be as efficient as it was when you purchased it due to years and years of wear and tear. It may even be old enough that its efficiency level pales in comparison to what is the standard today. If you’re looking to improve upon what your older furnace has to offer, replacing it with a newer model may really be the only way to go.
How Much Does It Cost to Run?
We mentioned efficiency above, but the operating costs of your heater are definitely important enough to focus a bit more attention on. Even if your heater is not that old, it may be too small for your home, causing it to work with reduced energy efficiency. If times were lean when you purchased your furnace, you may have sacrificed some energy efficiency in order to cut the upfront cost of the system down to size.
Whatever the case may be, spending the money now in order to save more money for years or even decades to come makes a lot of sense. It may seem silly to replace a system that is working just fine, but if you’re going to be in your home for some time to come, then now is the time to act! Why wait any longer?
Are You Call for Repairs Too Frequently?
What is “too” frequently? More than once a year consistently, for sure, though really, it depends on the extent of the repair needs. If you’re scheduling repairs once a year, but they’re fairly costly, then it may be best to cut your losses and opt for a new system.
Remember, an unreliable furnace is not just a problem because you wind up paying more to keep it running. It may also give out on you on one of the coldest nights of the year! Schedule your furnace replacement with us, and enjoy some peace of mind.
Ideal Services Heating & Cooling is here for your furnace replacement needs.