Should I Repair or Replace My Heating System?

December 18, 2019

While repairing your old heating system can sometimes be the best choice, it is often the case that you’re better off simply replacing it. While this costs more than repairing your system, making this choice will result in heating your home more efficiently. Additionally, you will have a warranty on a new system in case something should break.

When to Replace Your Heating System

A gas furnace with a cracked combustion chamber can easily result in carbon monoxide entering your home. This is a tasteless, odorless, and invisible gas that kills people. In this case, the furnace needs to be replaced immediately, and people need to stay out of the home until that is done.

A gas furnace has a lifespan of 15 to 20 years at the outside. A furnace older than 15 years should usually get a replacement, especially if a significant component breaks. It’s likely there are less critical components also nearing the end of their life and that they will soon need replacement as well. A new system will be much more efficient and cost less to operate.

When to Repair Your Heating System

If your furnace is less than 10 years old, it is likely that any problems can be repaired by a professional technician. There is a practical rule of thumb in this matter. If the cost of repairing your system is less than one-third what it would cost to replace it, you should schedule the repair. If you have a newer furnace making strange noises, it’s likely that a specialist can fix this problem so that the system can continue to operate for its life expectancy. You can rely on Renaud Brothers Heating & Cooling in Wentzville to assist you with either installation or repair.

Who to Call for Repair or Replacement

Renaud Brothers Heating & Cooling provides both heating and cooling installation, maintenance and repair to clients throughout St. Charles County. We also handle indoor air quality issues, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers. If your repair is an emergency, we’re available 24/7. Please contact Renaud Brothers Heating & Cooling today for more information.

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