Furnace Repair and Replacement Blue Springs, MO 816-494-2242
Furnace Repair and Replacement
Furnace Repair and Replacement Is your home colder than it should be? Do you turn up the thermostat and nothing happens? Has your furnace been acting up lately? If it has, it’s time to have it repaired or replaced.
If your home’s furnace is broken, you’re probably frustrated and sick of all the money and time it takes to keep it running smoothly. Especially if your furnace just keeps breaking. Sometimes it can feel like something breaks right after you had something else fixed. This is definitely frustrating. If you’re calling your HVAC contractor more often than you’re calling some of your friends, there’s a serious problem.
Your furnace is important, there’s no doubt about that. Without it, you’ll be too cold in the winter. Nobody wants to be uncomfortable in their own home, but that’s what is going to happen if you don’t do something about your broken or old furnace.
Many homeowners ask whether they should keep repairing their furnace or if it’s time to replace it. Here’s when it’s time to replace your furnace rather than just repairing it:
Your furnace is more than 15 years old
The cost of a repair (or many repairs over a short amount of time) is more than 50% of the cost of a new furnace
Your energy bills are higher than normal or your furnace is not as efficient as it used to be
You’re making frequent repairs to your furnace
If any of these are true for your furnace, it’s time to get a new one. Here’s a little more information about each of these points. Your furnace is more than 15 years old: If your furnace is more than 15 years old, then it may not last much longer. If your furnace breaks after hitting this milestone, it probably won’t be worth it to keep making repairs. Instead, you should just replace your furnace. You’ll be surprised at the difference a new furnace will make to your home’s temperature and your overall health. If you find yourself repairing an old furnace, you’ll likely end up spending more money on repairs than your furnace is worth. Some homeowners ignore the 15-year mark and believe their furnace will last forever, but this isn’t true. You need to get a new furnace if you want to stop dealing with serious problems and costly repairs. The cost of a repair (or many repairs over a short amount of time) is more than 50% of the cost of a new furnace: If you’re paying over 50% of the cost of a new furnace just to repair your current HVAC system (whether it’s just one repair or multiple repairs in a short amount of time), then you’re doing something wrong. Even if your furnace is relatively new, you probably don’t want to spend this much money on a repair. If your furnace is old, then even spending more than a third of the cost of a new furnace may not be a good idea. You might as well just replace it and stop worrying about it breaking again. Your energy bills are higher than normal or your furnace is not as efficient as it used to be: One way to tell that your furnace is no longer very efficient is if your energy bills suddenly spike or are higher than expected. This may indicate that your furnace is losing energy somewhere, whether through a leak in the ducts or a problem with the furnace itself. Either way, your furnace is no longer very efficient and will continue to cost you extra money in energy bills until you either pay to fix the problem, which can be costly or install a new furnace. Many homeowners struggle with the decision to install a new furnace because of the cost, so you aren’t alone. While installing a new furnace will obviously be more expensive now, it will pay off in the long run through lower energy bills and peace of mind. You’re making frequent repairs to your furnace: A furnace should not need a major repair every year, and especially not one every month or so. If your furnace needs to be repaired more than once a year, it’s definitely time to get a replacement. The cost of these repairs will add up and you’ll eventually spend more money than you would have if you’d just gotten a new furnace long ago. It can be hard to judge whether getting a new furnace is a good idea if your old furnace has just started acting up. If you’ve had lots of problems recently, though, you should talk to your HVAC contractor and see if they recommend getting a new furnace. Chances are that your old furnace will continue to give you problems and need costly repairs, so getting a new furnace is probably a good idea. Has any of this happened to you? If it has, call Blue Springs HVAC. Blue Springs HVAC will be able to help you with all your HVAC needs, including any repairs or replacements necessary. Blue Springs HVAC is a family-owned HVAC company based in Lee’s Summit, MO. With highly qualified, professional HVAC contractors, we’re more than ready to help you with all your HVAC needs. If your furnace has stopped working, we’ll be there in a flash to make sure you’re ready for the winter as soon as possible. If you live in the Kansas City metro area, give Blue Springs HVAC a call for all your HVAC needs. Whether you decide to replace your furnace or just keep repairing it, Blue Springs HVAC can help. No matter what the issue is and no matter what make and model your new or old furnace is, Blue Springs HVAC technicians are trained and highly qualified to take care of it. So give Blue Springs HVAC a call today.