Repairing your gas furnace or replacing your gas furnace is always up for debate. This is an investment that requires you to research your options. The discussion typically arises when you are faced with frequent repairs and breakdowns. Purchasing a home is also a time when you need to review the options of repairing an existing gas furnace or replacing the heating system.
A home purchase is a great time to consult with one of our experts to have an evaluation of the existing system and make sure that the size is correct for the square footage of your home.
Here are some additional factors to consider:
Age of Your Gas Furnace
The age of your HVAC system is an important factor in deciding between repairing or replacing the unit. Our standard is that if the HVAC system is passed 75 percent of its estimated life expectancy, the chances are repairs may outweigh the value of the system itself.
Our certified technicians can look at your HVAC system to determine its manufacture date. Proper maintenance is key to a long life for an HVAC system. If you are new to the home, it may be difficult to tell how well the unit and its components have been maintained.
Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE)
Your furnace becomes less efficient each year it ages. 2008 is a pivotal year for AFUE standards. Homes built before 2008 have furnaces that do not meet current AFUE standards. If your home has a standard furnace with an AFUE rating of 80 percent, any major repair should spark consideration of a potential furnace replacement. Modern furnaces achieve an AFUE of up to 98.5 percent. That’s a huge difference in ratings and a big reduction in gas bills!
Do You Need to Replace Your Gas Furnace Or Replace Your Ductwork
HVAC stands for heating, VENTILATION, air conditioning. Inefficient, improperly installed, or damaged ductwork can present heating challenges for homeowners. Experts say that up to 30 percent of heated/cooled air can escape your ductwork.
Our technicians can provide a thorough inspection of your ductwork to identify any potential problems. Replacing worn or improperly configured ductwork can significantly improve the efficiency of your gas furnace. Our technicians are thoroughly trained and certified to repair or design any improperly installed ductwork systems.