Is Repairing a Furnace Expensive?
Most homeowners are pleasantly surprised when they learn that having their furnace repaired is not as expensive as they think it would be. A report by HomeAdvisor.com found that most homeowners spend between $135-$423. It’s well worth every penny spent to not have to deal with a freezing cold home in the middle of winter because the furnace busted!
When Should I Repair or Replace My Furnace?
On average, a furnace has a life span of 10-15 years, depending on how well it is maintained during that time. It may be more cost-effective to have your furnace completely replaced with a new one when it starts acting up instead of paying for various repairs to keep your current furnace running. No matter what, you WILL have to purchase a new furnace at some point if you are a homeowner. It’s a wise investment that will save you a lot of unneeded headaches in the long run. At Affordable Heating and Cooling, located in Rockford IL we can help you determine what the best course of action is.
How to Maintain and Keep Your Current Furnace Clean
The biggest culprit in any furnace is dirt that accrues over time. It finds its way into every nook and cranny and can cause a multitude of issues with your furnace including wasting fuel and lowering efficiency dramatically. We recommend a regular maintenance schedule where you focus on cleaning 3 main areas – the filter system, the blower, and the motor. Instead of cleaning your furnace out yourself, we recommend hiring professionals like us to routinely clean the needed areas of your furnace. A trained professional knows what he or she is looking for and how to do the job effectively and efficiently without causing damage. Doing this will save you lots of money in the long run!
What Caused My Furnace to Act Up?
Other than not having your furnace properly maintained and cleaned, your furnace can be having issues due to mechanical or electrical malfunctions within the system. While cleaning the furnace out and an electrical issue are less costly, a mechanical issue can be a heftier bill. It’s more labor intensive to repair a mechanical issue but again, hire a trained professional to diagnose the problem accurately.
Today, new furnaces are built to be more energy-efficient which will heat your home up more quickly and also save you money on your energy bill – with an average savings of around 30%! Call Affordable Heating and Cooling today to schedule your in-home furnace consultation at 815-963-0877.