Own A Furnace system?
Your furnace heater system does not last forever no matter how well you look after it. The furnace will eventually have to be replaced. Your furnace is a big investment, so you don’t want to replace it before you need to. However it can actually be dangerous to keep an old furnace. So how do you know where to draw the line? Here are a few tips that may help you with that big decision.
How old is your system?
If your furnace is more than 15 years old, it’s just not as efficient as modern systems. In addition, the heating efficiency decreases over time as it wears out. A more efficient furnace over time actually pays for itself like a heat pump repair. Have a pro check out the math for you if you think that this might be a good option.
By law, contractors are not allowed to leave it in a unsafe condition. A crack in the exchanger allows Carbon monoxide to leak into the airstream. This toxic gas can even result in death. Once your exchanger has cracked, it’s time to get a replacement.
Check out your system as a matter of urgency after a flood or have had a situation where a broken water pipe or a sump pump failure. If the water has caused any of the components to become degraded, you may need to look at an entirely new system. Again, the main danger is that of carbon monoxide leaks.
Repairs cost more as machinery and equipment age. At some point, repairing might actually work out more expensive than simply replacing with a new one. Once again, we’re here to help and provide options with our clients needs and their budget in mind. We are happy to offer affordable options to our customers including heat pump repair.