Technician looks inside heating system to determine when to replace a furnace.

If your furnace isn’t doing its job, you don’t necessarily have to replace it. Sometimes, a simple repair could do the trick. But how do you know when to fix and when to replace a furnace? The short answer: Every situation is different. The Carrier® experts at RJ Heating and Air Conditioning explain when replacement is inevitable below. If you’re experiencing any problems with your furnace, don’t wait until cold weather strikes to take action—call us at 414-463-1140.

Signs You Need to Replace Your Furnace

You Schedule Repairs Frequently

If your furnace requires repairs every few months, or the repair costs continue to increase each time, a replacement is the best choice. Frequent repairs become more common as your furnace approaches the end of its lifespan, around 15-20 years. It makes more sense to take action and replace your furnace rather than continually trying to patch the problems with repairs.

If your system is only a few years old and requires consistent repair, make sure the problem is being diagnosed correctly. Call RJ Heating so we can help solve your issue immediately.

Your Furnace Isn’t Running Efficiently

If you notice that your home isn’t evenly heating, or that you need to constantly adjust your thermostat to feel cozy, your furnace might not be as powerful as it once was. The fix could be as simple as furnace maintenance. But if your home isn’t as warm as it was last season, or the problem persists even with repair and maintenance, it means your system isn’t running effectively. Our general rule: If your furnace is less than 15 years old and the cost to repair it is less than half of the replacement cost, repair your furnace. If your furnace age is reaching the 15-to-20-year range, it’s time to consider a replacement.

Your Home Air Quality Is Lacking

If your indoor air has been increasingly humid or carrying excess dust and other contaminants, your furnace could be to blame. As your furnace ages, it might not be properly vented outdoors, which can cause contaminants to circulate through your home. While replacing filters and ductwork can help, they won’t completely fix the problem in an aging furnace.

You’re Planning on Selling Your Home

If you’ve experienced issues with your furnace but plan to sell your home soon, it’s best to replace your system before you put your home on the market. Because a house (and a furnace) is such a large investment, yours will instantly be more attractive to buyers with a shiny new and efficient furnace installed.

Repair or Replace Your Furnace With RJ Heating

Whether you need a furnace repair or replacement, RJ Heating is the company to call. We’ll help you make an informed decision based on your home needs. Because today’s furnaces are more efficient than older models, you can save money by replacing yours now. Call us to find out more about our services at 414-463-1140 or schedule an appointment online.