At CJ Brubacher, we offer all types of heating services, including repair and replacement. We know it can be hard for you, as a layperson, to determine whether you need heating replacement or whether repairs will do. That’s why we have put together this guide to help you determine whether repair or replacement is more appropriate.

5 Signs You Should Consider Furnace Replacement

We may recommend that you replace your furnace if we determine that repairs would not be worth your while. Here are some signs that you can look for to help you make the decision whether to repair or replace.

1. Older Furnace
Your furnace has an expected lifespan of 15 to 20 years. Once your furnace passes the 15-year mark, we may recommend that you replace it rather than attempt further repairs.

2. Stuffy or Dry Air
Older furnaces may not provide humidity control at all. Over time, we have found that whatever humidity control features or filtration your furnace offers may wear out. Therefore, the furnace may be producing heat as expected but may also circulate dry air without filtering out impurities.

The combination of dry air and decreased air quality from a deficient filtration system can cause health complaints such as irritated nasal passages. We can install a new furnace that includes an air purifier or a whole-home humidifier so that you no longer have to breathe dry, stale air.

3. Higher Utility Bills
An inefficient furnace is one that burns more fuel than necessary. We have found that inefficient furnaces also may not put out as much heat as you need. An inefficient furnace results in higher utility bills. It also releases more carbon emissions into the atmosphere, which is bad for the environment.

4. Frequent Furnace Repairs
We have often found that, when a furnace is old and wearing out, it often requires a lot of costly repairs to keep it going. If you are spending money on frequent repairs, it may be more cost-efficient to have a complete replacement

5. Untenable Repair Costs
Perhaps your furnace seemed to be working fine until it suddenly broke down completely. If the cost to repair it would be more than 50% of the replacement cost, we may recommend replacement instead.

Reasons You May Need Central Heating Replacement From CJ Brubacher

A furnace replacement by itself does not do much good if your insulation is inefficient or there is damage to your ductwork. When you hire CJ Brubacher, we inspect your entire system to find out if there are any problems other than the furnace that may need attention. We then provide a detailed quote including our recommendations for your entire system in the interest of greater comfort, safety, and efficiency.

Benefits of a Furnace Replacement by CJ Brubacher

When you rely on us for a heating replacement, you can take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Better health due to improved air quality and humidity control
  • Compatibility with a smart thermostat, giving you control of your system even when you are away from home
  • Fewer repairs and greater reliability
  • More constant temperature
  • Quieter operation
  • Smaller size

These are in addition to the benefits of improved efficiency for your central heating system, which includes a smaller carbon footprint and lower heating bills.

CJ Brubacher Is There for You When You Need Heating Replacement

When your heater breaks down in the winter, it is an emergency that can cause catastrophic damage to your pipes and severe medical conditions such as hypothermia. We understand that, in this situation, you’re probably saying to yourself, “I need a heating replacement near me now!”. That’s why we offer emergency 24/7 service for heating replacement and more. Call us any time or contact us through our website to schedule an appointment for a non-urgent matter.