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Do You Need Furnace Repairs or Replacement? February 8, 2019

Urbana, Champaign
Do You Need Furnace Repairs or Replacement?, Urbana, Ohio

Whether your furnace breaks down or is near the end of its life span, you may wonder if it makes more sense to repair or replace it. To ensure you get the most out of your investment, consider a few important details about your furnace, its efficiency, and its life expectancy.

Are Furnace Repairs or Replacement the Better Choice?

When Repairs Make Sense

furnaceAs a general rule, furnaces that are toward the beginning or middle of their life span, or less than 10 years old, are good candidates for repairs. In most cases, your furnace is not old enough to have developed serious problems that would make replacing it a better investment. Efficiency is also a helpful benchmark. If your furnace breaks down infrequently and does an overall effective job heating your home, then repairs are likely preferable to replacements. Minor issues, such as thermostat calibration errors or clogged filters, are also easily reparable. 

Why You Might Need a Replacement

The life expectancy of the average home furnace is approximately 10-15 years. If you experience problems with your furnace, and it is near or past this age range, ask a local HVAC contractor about suitable replacement options. At this point, you’ll likely spend more on repair expenses than you would on an all-new heating system. Major issues, such as broken compressors, inefficiency, or faulty wiring, may also necessitate replacement. Replace your furnace to heat your home evenly, conserve energy, and save money on your monthly utility bills.


Keep your home comfortable throughout the changing seasons with heating and cooling services from Fetz Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. For over six decades, they have provided Champaign County, OH, with HVAC and plumbing installations, repairs, and maintenance. Call (937) 652-1136 to get a quote on a furnace or heat pump. Visit them online to learn more about financing opportunities and discounts on select services. 

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