Making the Decision to Repair or Replace your Furnace

October 21, 2020

It’s that time of year again! Time to think about how much we depend on our furnaces/boilers to keep us warm in our homes during the winter months. Did you know that the average furnace will run 2500 hours per year to keep you comfortable in your home? To put this in perspective, it’s like driving your car for 24 hours each day for100 straight days. Without a doubt, your furnace works very hard for many months. What if your furnace were to break down? At KW Lang Mechanical, Inc./Stovicek Heating and Cooling we have been servicing and installing all types and brands of HVAC equipment since 1927. The decision you make regarding repair vs. replacement should be made based on the age of your existing equipment and the cost of the repair. Furnaces from yesteryear were very simplistic and you can count on them lasting 25 years or more – there were not a lot of parts to break. Today’s furnaces are much more energy-efficient and provide better comfort – the drawback is that they will not last as long as the more simplistic furnaces of the past. A similar comparison would be a car from the 1950s or...

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