Furnace Repairs vs. Replacement for Your Maryland Home
On July, 20, 2017
Part of being a Maryland homeowner means addressing important concerns that are bound to arise at one point or another. One main area that will have to be taken care of is your furnace. Of course, the older your home and furnace gets the more the question starts to come up about whether it is time to keep repairing or if it is time for replacement. So how exactly will you know?
For one thing, by working with a reputable professional you can rest assured that you are going to get the feedback and advice you need about which way to go. On the other hand, work with someone less-than-professional and they could have their own pockets in mind as opposed to your best interest. If someone seems to be pushing costly replacement and you aren’t sure about that, go ahead and get a second opinion.
Making the Decision
Take into consideration the current value of your furnace. As a general rule of thumb, if the costs of repairs are greater than 50% of the current value of your system then it probably makes more sense to replace the furnace. The worst thing that could happen is that you pay really high repair costs only to have more repair needs crop up almost immediately after.
Another thing to consider is how old your furnace is. The older it is, the more likely that it is time to just replace yours. You don’t want to invest a great deal of money into a system when the time has come to replace it anyway. You would be better off updating and upgrading at that point.
Also, if you know that your system is not as energy-efficient as it should be, it is time to make the switch. When your furnace stops working the way that it should be, it begins to be less energy-efficient. To help make your home more eco-friendly and stop running up your utility bills too nigh, make sure that you keep your system in check.
Work with the Experts
By making the choice to work with Brumwell’s Instant Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., your HVAC specialist, you can feel confident that you are making a wise decision as a homeowner. So give us a call today and let’s get started taking a look at your furnace to determine if you need repairs or if it is time to replace. For this, and all of your Maryland heating and air conditioning service needs, give us a call.