Knowing When it’s Time for Furnace Replacement

If you aren’t sure whether or not the time has come for furnace replacement in your home, you are definitely not alone. It can be extremely tough for the average homeowner to be able to tell whether it’s better to repair a unit or get a new one altogether. Blue Ox Heating & Air would like to share some information that may make your decision easier.

The Signs You May Need a New Furnace

  • Your unit is old – If your unit is more than 10 years old and you’re having problems with it on a regular basis, you may want to consider furnace replacement. You will find that new models are extremely energy efficient, and can potentially save you substantial money on your heating bill each month.
  • Repairs will be expensive – If the repair you need is more than 25 percent the cost of a new model, you’re better off buying a new furnace.
  • Problems crop up too often – The last thing you want on a frigid winter day is to wake up to no heat. If you’ve had a lot of breakdowns in recent years, consider having it replaced instead of having to pay for yet another repair.
  • Your home doesn’t get warm enough – If one of the rooms in your home tends to be colder than the others during winter, your system may not be able to provide the power it once did. New systems do a much better job of evenly distributing air throughout your house.

There are several other reasons why you may want to consider a furnace replacement for your home, including potentially significant tax breaks and other incentives for purchasing energy-efficient equipment. Contact the Minneapolis technicians with Blue Ox Heating & Air at 952-563-3012 and we’ll give you an honest answer whether you’re better off with a repair or replacement. Have you recently purchased a new furnace? Let us know by clicking one of the social media icons at the bottom of the page.