Needing a new furnace isn’t always as apparent as recognizing when heater repairs for your furnace are necessary. Luckily, when there is something wrong with your heat, you can call the experts at Pacific Coast Home Services for help. Our technicians assist in helping decide whether you need to purchase a new furnace and request a heater installation or if you can simply get a repair. Below are some of the reasons our team may suggest a heater replacement over getting a repair:
Energy-Efficiency: When your current furnace starts to work harder to get you the desired temperature in your home, it’s starting to cost you more each month. You may also have an inefficient system to begin with, if you purchased the house with it. Sometimes unfit systems are installed in spaces too small or too large. Even though the furnace has a great energy-efficient rating, size does matter when considering installation.
High Repair Costs: If you are frequently repairing or need a significant repair to your furnace and the total costs of repairs are reaching half the price of a new heater, then you should highly consider the replacement. Each repair affects the life of your furnace. While keeping up with maintenance helps increase it, other repairs can help reach its end quicker. You should also only need repairs every other year or so. Frequency is another big sign you need a new heater over continuing to repair.
Age of Your Furnace: The average furnace lasts between 15 and 20 years, so if yours is older than this, our professionals will suggest a newer model for your home. Even with proper maintenance and repairs throughout its life, age will get the better of the appliance, and you don’t want to get left without heat for longer than you need. Our professionals recommend starting to save for the replacement at about 10 years to help cover the initial cost.
No Longer Safe to Operate: If you begin to notice a slow or lower performance in your current system, it is best to check on the flame. Should you see a yellow flame instead of a blue one, your system is now a safety hazard, and you should definitely consider calling Pacific Coast Home Services for help with a new heater installation.