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Repair or Replace? The 50% Rule for Your Furnace

Your furnace has been reliable up until now. You’re facing frequent repairs, maintenance doesn’t seem to be doing the trick, and it’s just not heating the way it used to. You’re at a crossroads with your furnace—here’s the hard truth about what you have to do next.

It’s time to make a choice: furnace repair in Wayne, PA, or complete replacement. There’s a 50% rule of thumb you can use to determine which makes more sense for you, and help mitigate huge costs associated with making the wrong choice. Let’s jump into it.

So What’s the 50% Rule All About?

As a homeowner, you know how expensive your HVAC system can be. From installation to maintenance, repairs and just running the thing, it gets pricey and there are costs everywhere you look. When your furnace gets old, wear and tear problems go from inconveniences to real problems.

The 50% rule dictates that when you get a repair bill that is 50% of the price of a brand-new furnace, it’s time to replace it. There are a few reasons for this.

Your furnace cannot return to its former glory. Not properly. Technicians cannot replicate factory conditions and make your furnace like new, even though maintenance does help. After enough time and operation, your furnace has simply run its course.

Time Marches On, But Your Furnace Doesn’t

Wear and tear can best be described as operation plus time. The more operation, the more wear and tear damage. Even with light operation you can stretch that over a large span of time, and build up wear and tear damage. It’s inevitable and happens to your furnace, air conditioner, stove, car, the list goes on and on.

It’s definitely in your best interest to repair your furnace when it breaks, but it depends on the cost and the age of your furnace. If you use it often and it’s past the ten-year mark, there’s not much time left for that furnace to keep marching on. Even with an expensive repair completed.

Eventually, your furnace just isn’t going to do what it used to and it has to be replaced. But there are some things to look forward to when you get past the new installation cost.

Benefits of Upgrading Your Furnace

Look at this as an upgrade, because that’s what it is. You have a new unit with better energy efficiency, likely a better AFUE rating, and that means a few things.

  • Lower energy bills every month.
  • Less frequent repairs compared to your old unit.
  • Faster heating and shorter cycles than your old furnace.

While it can be upsetting to learn that you really should replace that old furnace, there are a few things you can look forward to. Put the stress aside and celebrate the lowered monthly cost of utility bills you’ll experience as soon as you take the plunge and install a new furnace.

It’s Time

You know your furnace has hit the end of the line, otherwise you wouldn’t still be reading this. Contact us today so we can help you get started with your furnace replacement so you don’t have to worry about monumental repair bills for quite some time.

Contact Michall Daimion Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today to schedule your furnace repair as soon as possible.

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