Here are some basic factors to take into consider when choosing to repair or replace your furnace.Age of your furnace, this is the primary factor in deciding if your going to repair or replace your furnace.
If your furnace is over 10 years old, then it is time to replace it. A new furnace can reduce your gas bill by as much as 60%. A new furnace will be much more reliable and is also covered by a parts and labor warranty. You can say good-bye to surprise repair bills. – Four Seasons business blog
Modern furnaces can reduce your gas bill by up to 60%. Combine this with the federal tax credit of up to $1500 and any other rebates like the $450 by some natural gas companies and you may get a return on your investment in less then a couple of years.
In addition you should take into account the repair history of your furnace or simply if there are new features available in some of the new models that may make a new furnace an appealing decision.
Lastly, wither you choose to repair or replace a furnace, make sure it’s a reputable contractor your working with. If your in the Chicago land area which is pretty much anywhere from up by the Crystal Lake region all the way down into North West Indiana we would welcome you to give us a call.
However here or anywhere else, use the tools available. Check the BBB for complaints. This is also a great location to see how long a company has been in business and can give you a real feel for how a company handles issues that might come up. If you have family and friends with a good experience take that into account as well. Check what certifications they have and if your getting a new furnace, make sure you get everything in writing before you sign anything.