Should I Repair or Replace my Furnace

The decision to replace a furnace is usually an investment that most people try to plan for in advance. However, if you are facing a major repair, replacing your furnace sooner rather than later could be a better option. Here are four reasons why you might want to replace your heater before the next winter in Lincoln, Nebraska.

1. Your Furnace Is Reaching the End of Its Expected Lifespan

Unfortunately, your furnace will not live forever. An older unit may have an expected lifespan somewhere between 15 to 30 years. However, its lifespan will also depend on:

  • Its make and model
  • Whether it has been maintained according to the manufacturer’s recommendations
  • If its air filters were changed as needed to prevent extra wear and tear related to compromised airflow
  • Exposure to high humidity levels that cause rust
  • Whether the furnace was installed correctly

2. Your Heating Bills Are Out of Control

As your old furnace runs less efficiently, your costs to heat your home will continue to increase. Today’s heaters are more energy-efficient than those installed in houses a decade or more ago. Replacing your system now will give you immediate savings on your heating costs. You may also be eligible for certain financing programs and rebates that can make it easier to afford a new furnace now instead of later.

3. You Are Having Too Many Repair Calls

Did your furnace struggle through the winter, having one repair call after the next to keep it running? If you are worried about whether your unit will unexpectedly break down, the money you spend on repairs may be better spent on a new model instead.

4. You Plan to Move in a Couple of Years

An old heating and cooling system can be a deal breaker if you are planning to sell your house within the next couple of years. Smart home buyers and their mortgage lenders may require a home inspection that includes checking out your furnace. If your heater is subpar, a potential buyer could walk away or request that you replace it or drop your asking price. Investing in a new system helps to maintain or improve your home’s value.

Serving Lincoln Area Residents Since 1984

Whether it is time for a repair or to replace your furnace, give Wellmann Heating & Air, Inc a call today. Our NATE-certified experts have been serving the Lincoln area since 1984. As a Carrier factory-authorized dealer, we can help you to find the right furnace to fit your home and budget. We maintain and repair all makes and models of heating and cooling equipment, provide comprehensive heating and cooling services, and offer 24/7 emergency service.

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