Replacing your furnace is a significant investment, and we know that many homeowners labor over the decisions. After all, replacing your furnace usually means not doing other work that needs to be done in and around your home. At some point, though, you just need to get it done. Knowing for sure that you will be warm all winter long is worth a lot.
If you’re struggling with this decision, here are some things to think about.
How Much are you Spending on Repairs?
While most problems with a furnace can be repaired, at some point you will spend more getting these repairs done than your furnace is worth. In fact, you can spend several times the cost of a new furnace just replacing parts on the old one.
At Lion Home Service, we don’t like to see you waste your money this way. After all, we value your business and we want you to call us back whenever you need us. That’s why we’ll always tell you when we can get you a new furnace for less than what you would spend to repair your current one. The final decision is always yours, but we will tell you what we’d do in your place.
Is Your Furnace Dangerous?
At some point, most furnaces become dangerous. If you have let yours go without tune ups for a while or you move into a home where the furnace hasn’t been cared for, there are all kinds of things that can happen. Gas leaks, fires, and carbon monoxide poisoning are just a few of the things that can happen.
We don’t want you or your family to suffer any ill effects from your furnace. We’ll let you know if we notice anything potentially dangerous about your furnace, and we’ll tell you what needs to be done to fix it. We always work with the safety of you and your family first and foremost in our minds, so we’ll be sure to tell you if anything hazardous is going on.
Is Your Furnace Old?
Most furnaces are made to last 10-20 years. Sure, some end up going a lot longer than that, but you never can tell when yours is going to go out. Many families choose to replace their furnace before it dies, to avoid the frustration and bother of waking up without heat one morning. If you have the means and you like to stay warm, this might be the right choice for you.
When we tune up your furnace, we’ll let you know if we think it’s on its last legs. We’ll tell you what could happen, then we’ll let you decide if it’s time to replace it.
In the end, it’s usually up to you as to whether it’s time to replace your furnace, or whether you want to perform needed repairs, or wait and see what happens. When you call Lion Home Service, know that we will give you all of the relevant information, then let you make the final decision.