It’s a question we hear in a lot of forms, but what it boils down to is this: is it time to replace your existing furnace? Sometimes the answer can be obvious, such as when you have an old furnace that breaks down for that final time. But other times it may not be as clear, and to arrive at the answer that works for you, you’ll need to consider a few factors. No matter what your decision, whether it’s to repair your existing furnace or replace it, know that the trained technicians at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning can meet all your heating needs in Stamford.
Factors to Consider Before Replacing
When your situation isn’t cut-and-dry, review these factors:
Age of Your System
The average lifespan of a combustion heating system is 15-20 years. Once a heating system reaches this age bracket, things like needing repair, corrosion and overall poor performance can accelerate. Age is one of the top reasons to replace a system, but when you combine the age of your system with other issues, it may be time to consider replacement.
Number and Types of Repairs
Every electro-mechanical device will need repair during its lifetime. But if you are making many repairs to your heating system, or making costly repairs to your heating system, you may want to review how much these repairs have cost. Repairs add up, and at some point you may spend an amount equal to a new system. If this is the case, you need to decide if your money is better spent on your existing system or on a new one.
One of the telltale signs of a fading heater is higher energy bills. This is because an aging or older system has to work harder to achieve your set temperature than it used to, and when it works harder, it uses more energy. Today’s furnaces are much more energy efficient than ones from just 10 years ago, so if you are losing money each month in high energy costs, you may want to explore what a more efficient system can do for you.
If you are still having trouble trying to decide whether or not it’s time to replace your, contact Celco Heating and Air Conditioning today.