No matter how skilled a technician is, repair is not always the best option for a furnace. When the appliance is old, breakdowns become more likely. If you're frequently repairing the furnace, then it probably needs to be replaced. Here are two general rules on how to know whether you should repair or replace your furnace.

Is It Over 15 Years Old?

If your furnace is over 15 years old, you should replace it. An old furnace is likely to break down again after being repaired because of its old age. Furnaces are designed to last 15 to 20 years with good routine maintenance. If the appliance hasn't been tuned yearly, then it might need to get replaced before the 15-year mark.

One of the major problems with an old furnace is higher energy bills. You probably don't want to be surprised one month by your energy bill doubling or tripling. It's best to have the furnace replaced before it begins giving you grief.

Dave Broussard A/C & Heating is a Trane Dealer and Lennox Premier Dealer in Broussard, LA. Despite being a Trane and a Lennox Dealer, we can install other brands too. We offer financing options on approved credit for heating and AC replacements.

Are Repair Costs More Than Half the Price of a Replacement?

If repair costs are more than half the price of a replacement, you should replace the furnace. This is especially true for an old furnace. You don't want to risk having to pay for another repair the following year before having to pay for a replacement shortly after. Many high-quality furnaces come with a manufacturer's warranty. And if you pay for professional maintenance once a year, they are unlikely to need expensive repairs.

Dave Broussard A/C & Heating has NATE-certified technicians serving the Broussard area. You can trust us to correctly repair, install and tune heating and cooling systems. Aside from heating and cooling, we offer services related to commercial HVAC, insulation, indoor air quality, and generator installation. Contact us today to discuss your options.