When Can a Furnace Not Be Fixed?
It’s Sunday, the furnace is out, and it’s cold. What do you do? Call a repairer or buy a new furnace?
How to make this decision depends on your finances as well as the extent of the damage. If your home is freezing because there is no heat and high electric bills, then the chances are good that it would be cheaper to buy a new furnace even though it will be expensive. There may be other issues involved, such as whether or not your old, finicky gas furnace will send someone an hour away into the middle of nowhere to fix it when it doesn’t fix itself! You may want to consult with heating contractors in your area before making this decision, so they can tell you if the parts have been discontinued for your furnace.
If, however, you have a problem with a part in your furnace and the repairman indicates that the cost of fixing it will be close to buying a new furnace, then you should buy a new furnace instead of paying for expensive repairs. Repairs are good when they save you money but not if they become more expensive than buying something new.
It is also possible that the repairman may suggest buying a new furnace simply because they want to sell one. They think you are more likely to buy if your furnace is broken, so this might be another reason to consider consulting with the heating contractor about how much it will cost and other options.
The right decision for you depends on your financial situation, comfort level, and whether or not repairs will be effective and long-term or short-term fixes at best.
There is a lot of company that is licensed and insured for your protection. They can recycle, donate & reuse all items whenever possible to keep costs down and help our environment.
The average furnace replacement cost varies from $1,000 – $3,500. The type of furnace you have installed and the type of fuel needed will affect this cost.
The average boiler replacement costs between $1,500 & $2,500 for a Standard Boiler and from $3,000 to $5,000 for a High-Efficiency Electric Boiler.
If you need help determining whether or not a repair can save you money, feel free to contact us regarding our HVAC installation service! We would love the opportunity to show you just what we can do for both of these services!