To Repair or Replace: Which Does Your Furnace Need?

Posted on October 20th, 2020 by Bill Stuhr

We all know how brutal Illinois winters can be, and the last problem you want is having your furnace fail when the weather’s howling outside. When that happens, the question is, do you need emergency furnace repair in Palatine or replacement of your old furnace? In deciding, here are some things to consider.

The Age of Your Furnace

Generally, if your furnace is less than 12 years old and has been properly maintained, the odds are you don’t need to replace your unit just yet. Instead, let our technicians make the necessary repairs and then continue regular, proper maintenance to keep your furnace running longer.

Replacement Warning Signs

On the other hand, if you’ve had your furnace 12–15 years or longer, here are some warning signs indicating you may need to consider replacement rather than repair.

  1. High energy bills. As furnaces age, they lose their heating capacity, and energy bills rise.
  2. Multiple repairs. If like an old car, your furnace keeps needing repairs, or you have trouble getting replacement parts, it’s probably time to replace it.
  3. Strange noises. Older furnaces often make strange banging, popping, rattling and squealing noises indicating their end is near.
  4. Irregular heating. If some rooms are too warm and others too cold, that’s a sign your furnace no longer has the capacity to distribute heat evenly through your home or business.
  5. Blower issues. If the blower is running excessively and sometimes blows cold air, that’s a sign you may need replacement.

Emergency Repair or Replacement in Palatine

Whether it’s repair or replacement, you can always count on Five Star Heating & Air for the highest quality service. Call us at the first sign of trouble: 847-359-4534.

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