How to Decide Between Furnace Repair or Furnace Replacement

How to Decide Between Furnace Repair or Furnace Replacement

As winter approaches in Northern Virginia, it is time to start thinking about how you are going to heat your home! If you already have a heating system, you may be all set for the winter, but you may also run into some problems. At Quality Air Experts, we provide our community with all of their HVAC needs. Whether you may need a heater repair or a heating system installation, we can do it all. If you are wondering whether you may need a furnace repair or a replacement, our team can assess your situation and provide you with your best solutions. For now, keep reading to learn more about how to decide between a repair or a replacement furnace, and contact our team today to schedule your appointment!

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Age of System

The age of your system is a great indicator of whether you should repair or replace your system. Many systems can last many years, however, once they hit about 15 years old, that is about the time when you should be considering getting a replacement furnace. Not only can replacing your furnace save you time and money on repairs but many new systems come with functions that older systems do not have! If you are unsure how old your system is or if you should be replacing it, our team can check it out and help you understand your best options!

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Less Effective Heating

If you are noticing that your furnace is less effective at heating your home, this is a big sign that you may be in need of a furnace replacement. As your systems get older, they become less efficient in providing you with the necessary heat. While you can repair this situation, the same repair may be needed within the same season so it may just be a better idea to replace it. This is especially true if you plan on staying in your home for years to come!

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Cost of Repair is Half of Replacement

A great way to determine between a furnace repair or a furnace replacement is by the cost! If the cost of your repair is equal to half of the cost of a replacement, chances are you will eventually save more money by replacing. If your repairs are becoming that costly, it means that you are going to need them more frequently and that they will just become more expensive. Our team can take a look at your furnace and determine what your repair costs would be. We can then determine how much a replacement would be so that you can determine what is best for your budget!


Higher Heating Bills

Your heating bills should be consistent and if you are noticing that they are becoming higher, you may be in need of a replacement. Oftentimes, as your furnace gets older, it has to work harder to provide you with the heat that you are used to having, which increases your bills. Outrageous bills can be lowered by a replacement. Even though it may feel more expensive to replace a furnace, it can save you money in the long run.

It can be hard to determine between a furnace repair or a furnace replacement, however, when the winter months come around, you need to be able to keep your home warm. At Quality Air Experts, our team can help you determine if you should get a repair or a replacement furnace. After helping you determine your options, our team can take on the repairs or install your new furnace. Contact our team today to schedule an appointment for your furnace needs!

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