Heating Installation and Furnace Replacement
Heating Installation – Heater and Furnace Replacement in Tucson
No homeowner or business looks forward to the prospect of heater or furnace replacement. However, no system lasts forever, and eventually you will need to make the decision to replace. When you do decide to replace your heater or furnace, then it’s important to choose a company with extensive experience in installation, maintenance, and repairs. A faulty heating installation will leave you with years of problems ahead, leading to costly repairs and lots of frustration.
How do I know if I should repair or replace my heater or furnace?
This question is the first one most home or business owners ask when their heater or furnace is malfunctioning. The best way to know for sure is to hire a NATE-certified technician to inspect your system to determine the exact nature of the issue and to provide an estimate for repairs. Unless your system has quit entirely and is beyond repair, there are no hard and fast rules for determining if replacement or repairs are the best option. However, there are a few significant considerations to keep in mind. In these circumstances, replacement is likely to be a better option:
- The repair cost is more than half the cost of replacement. If you pay more than half of the cost of replacing your unit, then you are likely to end up having to spend more on repairs or replace the unit before you get the full benefits of the initial repair.
- You are going to sell your home soon. A new heater or furnace will increase the value of your home and attract buyers, while an older system will drag down the appeal of your home. No one wants to buy a house and then have to replace the heater or furnace right away.
- You have had to make repeated repairs to your system. If you find yourself with your heating technician on speed dial, there is a good chance that things are only going to get worse.
How long should my unit last?
The lifespans of heaters and furnaces vary between style and brand, but generally, 15 years is a good benchmark to keep in mind. If your system is reaching that age, then it is almost certainly a better idea to replace it than to invest in repairs.
Keep in mind that an older heater or furnace is unlikely to be as energy-efficient as newer models, so you will reap the benefits of lower energy bills if you decide to replace your system.
The team at American Conditioned Air can help you make the right call between repairs and replacing your heater or furnace. We also offer clear, flat-rate pricing, so you can budget efficiently. Our technicians don’t make commissions, so they don’t have any pressure to sell you a new system you don’t need, but they can help you choose the best one when replacement is required. Learn more about heater and furnace replacement in Tucson by calling us today.