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To be or not to be? A question that even the great bard Shakespeare had trouble answering. Now, you may be wondering what that literary philosophical issue has to do with an HVAC blog, right? Well, the answer is not much … but it does illustrate this point: some questions are hard to answer. In regard to today’s blog, the question is: should I repair or replace my home’s furnace?

This is a big question, especially as winter inches ever closer to the Denver area. Here at Builder’s Heating & Air Conditioning, the name to turn to for all of your Denver HVAC replacement needs, we stand ready to help our customers make this tough decision. We will help you weigh the pros of replacement against the cons of repair, and vice versa. There are many factors to consider, including:

  • Cost of a new furnace. A new furnace installation is not cheap; a repair or part replacement may only cost a fraction of a new furnace.
  • Efficiency of your current system. Are your utility bills continuing to climb? Does your system seem to run all the time? Is it struggling to maintain consistent temperatures in your home?
  • Is your HVAC repairman’s phone number on speed dial? Constant breakdowns are stressful and increasing repairs are costly.
  • If your system is 10 years or older, has it received proper furnace maintenance? A quality furnace that has been taken care of may last up to 20-25 years, but one that has been neglected may only last 10-15 years. Proper maintenance also helps ensure carbon monoxide safety, always a big concern during the heating season.

If you answered yes or I don’t know to the majority of the questions above, the right call may be a new furnace. If so, consider how much a new system installation is going to cost and measure that against costs of current and future repairs to your current system.

And how about reliability? With a new system, you will be able to budget costs of paying for the system and projected efficiency savings on energy bills. Another plus is that a new system will be under warranty, giving you peace of mind.

We offer a complete line of EverRest, Trane, Lennox and Bryant furnaces and air handlers for your consideration. If the decision is made to replace the system, our Denver HVAC licensed technicians will explain all the features of each system and perform an analysis of your home and its HVAC needs. And just a reminder, Xcel Energy Rebates are changing! If you are on the fence about a new A/C system, schedule now. Savings of up to $400 are ending October 1, 2018.

To repair or replace? That is the question. To make sure you get the right answer, call your friends at Builder’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Denver’s comfort specialists since 1950!