Nobody wants to think about the day when their furnace needs to be replaced. Maintenance and repairs can help extend the life of your furnace, but there comes a point when repairs are no longer the most cost effective option. Before you go making the decision to either repair or replace your furnace, here are some factors to consider:
How old is your furnace? A typical furnace lasts about 20 years. Chances are, the older it is, the less efficient it is. If you don’t know your furnace’s AFUE rating, call the manufacturer. They should be able to tell you by the serial number of the unit. The AFUE number describes what percentage of fuel consumed is actually used for heat, and how much fuel is simply wasted.
What is your monthly energy bill? Depending on how much fuel your furnace wastes, you can easily calculate how much money you’re unnecessarily spending every month. In many cases, the significantly lower energy bills may enable you to recoup the expense of replacing your system in just a few short years.
If you have any questions about whether you should repair or replace your furnace, give your local Minnesota Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer a call and they can offer you some expert advice.
Here’s to a warm and comfy 2013!
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