Should I replace my furnace?
Buying a new furnace is an investment for your New Jersey home that warrants careful consideration: how do you know whether to stick with your old system or move on to something new?
Here are three key questions to help you decide.
- How old is your current furnace? If your system is more than 10 or 12 years old, it’s time to start thinking about replacing it – even if yours seems to be working OK. Today’s quiet-running, high efficiency models will significantly outperform any decade-old system, no matter how well it has been maintained. A new system will usually pay for itself within the first three years or so.
- Is your heating system still performing well?
Are you comfortable in every room? Are your monthly bills rising with each year? If you regularly get annual maintenance and your furnace still isn’t warming your house as quickly and effectively as it should, it may be time to replace it.
- Is it worth it to repair your old system? How much will a repair cost? How likely will you need more repairs in the near future? Here’s a rule of thumb: if the cost to repair is 50 percent of the cost of a new furnace, you should probably replace it, regardless of how old the unit is.
If you’re still not sure if you want to replace your furnace, let’s talk. We’ll provide a FREE, no obligation estimate on a heating system upgrade that makes sense for your needs, budget, and home.