How To Know If You Should Repair Or Replace Your Furnace

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We’ll help you figure out the right investment for your home heating system!

With winter approaching here in the Hudson Valley; are you worried about how your furnace will be able to keep your home warm, safe and comfortable?

We get that the idea of replacing your furnace can be scary. It’s a big expenditure and a major investment in your home, your biggest investment. But you need to work through what’s the best for you in the long run. Here are some things to consider when deciding if you need a new furnace:

How old is your furnace?

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average life expectancy of a furnace is between 15 and 30 years. If you’re not sure how old your furnace is, there are ways to find out. Check the owner’s manual or find the model number on the furnace. Written on there will be an indicator of its production date. If your furnace is in that range, or even older, you need to start planning for a replacement.

Are you facing more frequent or more expensive repairs?

If your repair costs are more than 50 percent of the cost of replacing your furnace with a new one, it’s time to replace it. The national average cost for a furnace replacement is $4,314.

Is your furnace making strange noises?

Sounds such as popping, screeching, rattling or loud humming can be signs of trouble. Get in touch with Depew Energy for a service call – we’ll identify the issue at hand, and our knowledgeable, certified technicians can make an assessment to see which course of action is best.

Are your heating costs going up and you can’t explain why?

Heating costs can fluctuate each year with weather and markets, there’s no two ways about that. But if you’re seeing a significant difference in your fuel consumption and costs recently, you need to bring in a Depew Energy technician to see if you simply need service or repairs, or if it’s best to replace.

Is your home being heated efficiently?

If your furnace is struggling to provide heat, is heating some rooms less than others, or if the air coming from it feels humid, your furnace is losing power. A Depew Energy technician can help you get to the root of the problem so you can determine if it needs repairs or replacing.

Are you retiring or planning to move in the next few years?

If you know that you may be selling your home in the next two or three years, a new furnace will make your home more attractive to buyers and may boost its resale value. If retirement is planned in the next few years, now is a good time to replace your furnace so you can enjoy more efficient comfort without the worry of having to face replacement or major repairs once you’re on a fixed income.

Whether you choose to repair or replace, Depew Energy offers expert installation, maintenance and repair of your home’s furnace by experienced service technicians you can trust.

Contact Depew Energy today to find out more about our furnace installation, service and repairs – And don’t forget to ask about our service plans that cover tune-up’s, parts, labor, and more!