In the middle of winter, a furnace that doesn’t work can be a huge inconvenience, or worse. And sometimes it’s more cost-effective in the long-term to totally replace your system rather than try to address your issues with piecemeal repairs. At Phillips Air Care, our heating repair team can accurately assess the best option for you when it comes to your heating needs so that you can make this choice with confidence. We proudly serve the Salisbury, Concord, and Charlotte, NC areas.
Every HVAC system is different. However, here are a couple of questions that you can ask to help determine whether to repair or replace your furnace.
How old is your furnace?
Most heating systems have an effective life of between 12 and 15 years, depending on how well-maintained they are. Outside of this window, chances are that once you start pouring money into repairs, you won’t stop, and it may be more cost-effective to just replace the unit.
How much are your utilities?
Utility rates tend to rise over time. By taking a look at your old utility bills, you can project how much you expect your old furnace to cost you each month in the winter, as well as how much you might save with a newer, more energy-efficient furnace.
The most obvious benefit of replacing your furnace is having a furnace that works better. You won’t have to worry about it breaking down on you, constantly sinking money into repairs, or any of the other issues that come with owning a less-than-stellar heating system.
On top of that, you’ll save money on your energy bills every month, as your system will be more efficient. You’ll also be greener. Newer, high-efficiency furnaces are often much more environmentally friendly than older models.
So if you’re considering replacing your heater or you need any other kind of air conditioning or heating repair, call Phillips Air Care today. We proudly serve Greensboro, Wilmington, Concord, and Charlotte, NC.