When it comes to your furnace, or any part of your HVAC system for that matter, preventive maintenance is always the best way to go. However, furnaces experience their fair share of wear and tear over the years. All homeowners will come to this crossroad at some point: to repair or replace the furnace? That is the question. The answer to this age old question is not always clear cut. Below are some key points to look out for.
Age Is Not Just A Number
Furnaces have a lifespan of 15-20 years. If your furnace has far surpassed this range, it might be time for a replacement. Conversely, if your furnace is less than 15 years old, a repair could be the best option.
The Rest Is History
If you have been maintaining your furnace all along, you should be in good shape. Conversely, small untreated maintenance issues can manifest into huge problems over time. In that case, a complete replacement is the best option; if not completely necessary.
Shelf Life of a Gas Furnace
A traditional gas furnace has a longer lifespan than a heat pump. If you have a well insulated house, a gas furnace is a great alternative.
Our professionally trained NATE certified technicians at Air Treatment Company can troubleshoot your home’s furnace problems. We can make recommendations on what route you should take. Call the home heating furnace expert today at (703) 270-0881.