Should I repair or should I replace? It is an age old question and one we hear all the time at Four Seasons. It can be a difficult decision, and one you shouldn’t make lightly. However, just like cars there comes a point when a furnace becomes effectively “totaled.”
Old Parts and Obscure Parts
As furnaces get older, their parts eventually become outdated and no longer in use. This means when a repair is needed, it is more difficult and more expensive to procure the parts you need to fix your furnace. This is only made worse by the fact that an older furnace breaks down more often. At some point, it just isn’t cost effective anymore to continue to repair your ancient system.
The Furnace Lifespan
So when do the scales of cost effectiveness tip to the side of replacement. Well, the answer depends on the furnace, and how it has been taken care of during it’s lifespan. A poorly maintained furnace will 0nly last you around ten years. At that point the system is so fried from lack of maintenance there isn’t really much point in gutting the whole thing.
However, if a furnace is properly maintained every year, it should last around 25 years. This is really when the old and obscure parts problem comes into effect. Furnace design has made huge leaps since the mid 80′s and will continue to grow and develop. The important thing here is that you schedule a furnace cleaning every year before the heating season gets into full swing. The Four Seasons 30+ point checklist ensures that your furnace will have a smooth heating seasons this winter and winters to come.
A New Four Seasons Furnace is a Good Thing!
There’s no reason to fret over the loss of an old and outdated furnace. As stated earlier, furnace design has come a long way. Every year furnaces become more and more efficient. This translates to huge slashes in your heating costs. The money you save every month can be put toward your furnace. With some of the Lennox High Efficiency Home Comfort Systems Four Seasons has to offer, you may not even feel the cost. Soon, your furnace will be paid off and you’ll be putting extra cash in your pocket every month.