Temperatures are dropping, prompting many homeowners to reach for their thermostats. However, if turning that knob doesn’t seem to be warming your home, odds are you are in need of heating maintenance. At American Comfort’s One Hour, we know when it’s time for just a little heating maintenance and when you are better off purchasing a new unit.
Rules of Thumb
The general rule is that if the cost of your repairs is nearing 50 percent of the value of your system, you should consider purchasing a new unit. However, this is not always a hard and fast rule. For example, your unit may not need expensive repairs, but one that is more than 12 years old is nearing the end of its life and probably costing you money through lost efficiency.
If you aren’t quite ready to spend money on a new furnace, consider heating maintenance to help with:
- Lower utility bills, as an efficient system can save you hundreds of dollars every year
- Indoor air quality, as a dirty unit pumps mold, mildew and other particles through your home
- Comfort, as a properly working furnace can help heat your home evenly with better humidity control
Call for Help
If you aren’t sure whether you should repair or replace your unit, consult with a professional Chicago heater repair company. It may be that your system needs to be cleaned to help it run better.