When Should I Replace My Furnace?
Replacing a furnace is a big job, but sometimes it’s necessary. If your furnace is old, dangerous, or severely broken, a replacement might be a better option for you.
When Your Furnace is Old
If your furnace has reached the end of its lifespan, it’s not worth replacing. Newer furnaces are safer and more efficient. In the long run, it’s often more cost effective to ditch an older furnace. If the issue is the safety of your home, there’s no question. Replacement is necessary if your old furnace is so broken that it’s become a safety hazard.
When a Repair Costs Almost as Much as a Replacement
If the cost of repairing your furnace is at least 40% of what it would cost to replace it, a replacement is likely a better option. The parts that don’t need a repair will run down with time, and they’ll need to be repaired or replaced eventually. It’s more efficient to upgrade to a better new furnace than it is to keep patching it up.
What Does a Furnace Replacement Cost?
The total cost of a furnace replacement will depend on the size of your home and the amount of labor involved. Most furnace replacements will run somewhere between $4,500 and $6,000. If you also have air conditioning or need a specialty furnace, expect the cost to be closer to the higher end. If you have a modest home, you’ll usually spend less.
Maintaining Your Furnace is Important
Regular maintenance can help prevent your furnace from breaking down. You should have your furnace inspected at least once a year. An experienced technician can spot potential problems before they become serious problems. Preventative maintenance can save you hundreds (or even thousands) in the long run. Consider having your furnace inspected and maintained at the beginning of fall. You’ll know it will be in working order when winter comes.
How Heatwave Can Help
Heatwave helps homeowners and business owners in Tucson repair or replace their furnaces. Our experienced technicians have a wealth of experience working with different sizes and types of furnaces.
Commercial and Residential Furnace Repair
We repair, install, and replace natural gas and propane furnaces for commercial and residential properties in the Tucson area. We’ll have your home or business warm in no time. We pride ourselves on giving a straightforward, no-nonsense, honest diagnosis of your furnace issues.
Mobile or Modular Home Furnace Repair
Mobile, modular, and manufactured homes are required to have special furnaces that meet specific safety requirements. The technicians at Heatwave have been factory trained to work on these unique types of furnaces to keep your home safe and warm.
Do You Need Emergency Service for Your Furnace?
If your furnace goes out after business hours in the winter, you don’t have to wait out the night in the cold. Heatwave offers emergency repair services in the Tucson area. We’ve available 24/7 for heating and cooling emergencies. Call us the moment you notice your furnace isn’t working the way it should. We’ll be right on our way.