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Our Guide to Furnace Repair or Replacement

This is just one of those years where nothing feels like it’s been going right. We’re not just talking about the state of the world, but we’re talking about your heating system. Your furnace has chugged along happily for years until this year it seemed like it just wouldn’t cooperate. It was making noises, it was struggling to heat your home to the temperatures you specified on your thermostat, and your bills have been steadily going up. Is it finally time to call it quits and invest in a new system? Or perhaps you just need targeted repairs?

We’re here to help you make the most informed decision when it comes to the future of your heating system, your home comfort, and your budget. Let’s talk about whether or not you need furnace repair in Montclair, or if it might be time to replace the system. We’ve got you covered!

Let’s Take a Look

We’re about to lay a lot of information on you, but not all of it will be relevant to you and your furnace. We’re approaching this with a “different strokes for different folks” mentality, and know that every furnace is going to have a different problem depending on many factors. That’s okay! We want you to look and see if any of these problems apply to you, your home, and your heater. Depending on how many of the following points you’re dealing with, you could need replacement services instead of repair services. So, let’s jump right in.

  • Age. Age plays a huge roll in whether or not you need to repair or replace your furnace system. If your heater is getting up there in age, like 10-15 years old, then your most cost-effective move is going to be replacing it, regardless of what else is going wrong.
  • Frequent repairs. This is a good sign that your heater is starting to wear down. Parts aren’t built to last forever, and especially in a furnace, this can become a safety concern over time. If you’re constantly calling for help, and shelling out more and more money for repairs, then consider replacement.
  • Inefficiency. If your heater is only a couple years old and the bills are starting to rack up, consider maintenance services or call us for targeted repairs. That being said, as a system gets older it begins to lose efficiency. You need to decide for yourself, in addition to the other points on this list, if it’s time to finally replace it with a system that has better efficiency levels.
  • Comfort levels. What’s the point of having a furnace system if it’s not heating your home to the levels you wish it were? Take note of every time you encounter a cold spot, or every time you wish it were warmer in your home but your furnace just can’t quite get there.

It All Adds Up…

Not everything we mentioned signals that you should definitely replace your furnace. However, if you’re encountering multiple things from this list, then there’s a good chance your system needs more than just a simple repair. Ultimately, it’s up to you, but our team is always available to help you make the right decision.

Call MarGo Plumbing Heating Cooling Inc. for the furnace repair or replacement you need.

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