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Should I Repair or Replace My Heating System?


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Heating breakdowns can be a major inconvenience that disrupts your routine. When your furnace fails, you may be faced with the decision of whether to repair or replace the unit.

There are a few factors that can affect this decision. We’ll help break it down so that you can make an informed and confident decision when it comes to your home’s heating system.

System Age & Condition

If your system is relatively new and has minor problems, repair is the best option. However, if the unit is older or the problems are more serious, it may be more cost-effective to replace the unit.

As heating systems age, they become less efficient and may require more frequent repairs. If your unit is more than 10 years old and needs frequent service, it may be time to consider replacing it.

A great way to ensure you get the most out of your system is to schedule routine heating maintenance from a professional. They’ll ensure your system is efficient and reliable.

Home Comfort

If you have consistent hot and cold spots throughout your home, it may be time to consider replacing the unit. An aging or undersized heating system may struggle to maintain a consistent temperature and may require frequent repairs.

Consult with a qualified and experienced professional to determine the best heating system for your needs and budget.

Energy Efficiency

When it comes to replacing your heating system, rising energy bills can be a key factor to consider. An inefficient heating system can struggle to maintain a consistent temperature and may require more energy to operate. This can result in higher energy bills and increased costs.

Replacing an inefficient heating system with a more efficient unit can help lower your energy bills and reduce operating costs over time.

Repair Costs

In general, it is not typically worth it to repair a heating unit if the cost of the repair is more than 50% of the value of the unit. In this case, it may be more cost-effective to replace the unit rather than invest in costly repairs for a unit that’s nearing the end of its life span.

A new heating unit can provide improved performance, reliability, and energy efficiency, which can result in long-term cost savings. It can also be more convenient, as a new unit will likely require fewer repairs.

Warranty Coverage

Heating systems come with a manufacturer’s warranty, which typically covers defects in materials and workmanship for a certain period. It’s important to carefully review the terms of the warranty to ensure you maintain coverage.

The length of the warranty can vary depending on the type of unit and the manufacturer. Some warranties may cover the unit for a few years, while others may provide longer coverage.

If your warranty is still in effect, your unit likely isn’t at an advanced age and repair is a viable option. If you need replacement due to poor installation or a system defect, your warranty should cover the costs.

Choose Advanced Home Services for Professional Heating Replacement & Repair

If you just need a heating repair, our service team will arrive quickly to deliver the service you need and restore your home comfort!

If you need a replacement, enjoy enhanced comfort and convenience with a new, energy-efficient heating installation from Advanced Home Services. Regardless of your home’s size or your budget, we put customer satisfaction as our top priority.

Call 208-745-9406 or contact us online to request heating repair or replacement for your Idaho Falls home!

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