Is it time to ask the always difficult repair or replace question about the furnace in your Waterford, MI home? As part of that decision our clients at Kotz Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing often ask us how long gas furnaces last? There are too many variables for us to give one single answer.
A Handy Formula
Here’s one rule you can use to help answer the R or R question: Multiply the cost of a repair by the age of the furnace, and if it’s more than $5,000 you should seriously consider replacement rather than repair.
$400 repair X 10 years old = $4,000 choose repair
$600 repair X 10 years old = $6,000 choose replacement
Don’t Ignore Efficiency
Age isn’t the ONLY reason to replace the furnace in your Waterford, MI home. Older heating systems are notoriously inefficient, and a replacement will actually cut your monthly heating bills. If your current system is more than 15 years old and has an efficiency rating (AFUE) of less than 80%, you should replace it even if it’s still working well.
Repair Can be the Best Option
If a repair is the best choice for your gas furnace, Kotz has the skilled technicians to do the job for you. All work is covered by our 100% happiness guarantee. It’s all part of our pledge to deliver quality without compromise.
Back to the Question at Hand
How long will a gas furnace last? If you want to pin us down to a generalized answer it would be 15-20 years. That lifespan can be significantly shortened if the furnace doesn’t receive regular maintenance, was improperly installed, or is a furnace that doesn’t use top-of-the line materials. Kotz is proud to be a Trane Comfort Specialist dealer. Trane has been recognized as America’s most trusted HVAC system for six straight years.
Get Your Estimate Today
Right now, we can almost hear you saying, “But I can’t afford a Trane, can I?” You won’t know the answer to that question until we complete a no-obligation estimate. Just like car companies offer models at different price points, so does Kotz and Trane. Let us show you how you can have a new heating system that fits your budget. We want to assure you, all models come with the same great quality of workmanship and comprehensive warranty. Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for great information throughout the year.