November 11, 2019
Even one unexpected furnace breakdown is one too many. If you have walked through the door after a long day to find a freezing house, or woken up in the morning clutching to your blankets because your heating system failed you overnight, you no doubt have stood in front of your furnace frustrated and frozen.
But when is it time to throw in the towel on your outdated furnace and replace it? The Hassler team has seen our fair share of furnace frustrations and follies, and we know a thing or two about when it’s time to update and replace.
When your heating system is on the fritz, repair should be the first thing you think of. Just one breakdown isn’t always cause for concern, unless the damage to your furnace is critical. So when is repair the best option?
If the damage is only minor and is an easy fix, repair from a furnace professional will get it back up and running. Examples include pilot light issues, fuel supply interruption, or other relatively easy fixes that will cost less than 25% of the entire cost of your furnace when it was new. And if these repairs are a rarity (one repair a year or less), it is best to keep your current furnace and schedule regular service and maintenance. This way you can replace any failing parts before they cause any larger issues.
But if repairing your furnace is starting to feel like a game of whack-a-mole…
It’s Time For Furnace Replacement
Home heating equipment has become increasingly efficient over the years, and there no doubt will be a tipping point where it is more financially viable to replace your furnace. Here are the things to look out for:
More than two repairs in one year
A steady increase in your heating bills
Serious repairs (damaged heat exchanger, broken blower motor)
Your furnace is over 15 years old
Think about your furnace like a car — if the cost of replacing a failing engine was more than the car was worth, you would probably replace it with a newer model that gets better gas mileage, has a nifty backup camera, and Bluetooth connectivity. The same can be said for your furnace. A new furnace installed by the pros at Hassler will heat your home more efficiently, run quieter and safer, and may even qualify for CaliforniaFIRST rebates for additional savings.
Experience The Hassler Difference
If you’re hearing odd noises coming from your furnace, or your furnace is constantly running without reaching the temperature on your thermostat, it’s time to call in the pros. Don’t risk causing any additional damage to your furnace by diagnosing it yourself, when you can trust one of our Hassler furnace technicians to tell you if repair or replacement will benefit you most in the long run. Hassler professionally installs, services and maintains single stage furnaces, two stage furnaces, and modulating furnaces for reliable winter comfort here in Alameda, Marin and Contra Costa counties.