As the Minnesota leading heating contractor for over 20 years, we’re the first call homeowners make when there’s a problem with their furnace. Our experienced, factory trained service technicians arrive quickly to diagnose the problems for homeowners throughout the Minneapolis St. Paul area. Most of the time, the problem is simple, and we can make economical repairs on the spot and restore normal heating within hours. That’s not always the case, though. When repairs to an existing home heating system aren’t simple or inexpensive, our customers often ask whether installing a new furnace would be a better choice. It’s an excellent question, and we’re always happy to provide the information they need to make the right choice. Here are some of the questions to ask if an expensive repair is needed to restore heat:
How Much Will the Repair Cost?
If the problem is a common one or if a simple replacement of a part will solve the problem, repair costs will be low enough to make a replacement uneconomical. However, if a major repair like replacing a cracked heat exchanger is needed, installing a new high-efficiency furnace may be a better choice.
How Old Is My Furnace?
Most modern forced-air gas furnaces will last for 10 to 20 years or more before needing routine replacement. If your furnace is old enough that its warranty is no longer in effect or if it’s nearing the end of its expected life, a major repair may not make economical sense. Your repair technician can advise you on your options.
How Can I Save Money on Energy Cost?
If you have older equipment, it may be costing you more in energy bills than it should. Since today’s high-efficiency natural gas furnaces can heat your home with efficiency ratings up to 96%, an old, inefficient unit will cost you more to run, even after it is repaired. Many older models installed in homes have AFUE efficiency ratings of 80% or less. That means that 20% or more of the natural gas heat you pay for goes up the vent and is wasted. Efficiency is something you should definitely consider.
Will My Repaired Furnace Continue to Be Reliable?
This is an important question. While replacing one defective component may restore your heat, time takes its toll on all components of the entire unit. Odds are high that other parts may wear out or become defective before long. That can mean additional service calls and costs.
As the top Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer in the Twin Cities, we make replacing outdated furnaces highly affordable. We offer financing options as well as deep discounts through our volume purchasing. There are many factory and utilities rebates that will help you reduce the total cost. We will be happy to give you an accurate price quote and let you make the decision that fits your needs and budget.
As a leading Carrier Dealer in Minnesota, we sell, install, and service furnaces throughout the Minneapolis St. Paul Metro area. Our outstanding reputation is built on providing accurate information and answering our customer’s questions, along with our outstanding products, installation, and service.
If you’re wondering whether you should go ahead and repair your existing furnace or replace it with a brand new high-efficiency model, we’ll be happy to help you. We will always give you all of the facts you need to make the right decision for you and your family. We’ll never pressure you to make any decision. You can rely on us for the facts you need, and then make the decision yourself. Call us today to discuss any heating or air conditioning issue in your home. We’ll be happy to help.