Furnace Repair vs. Furnace Replacement

Your furnace is making noises again. You wonder what is going on with it this time. Is it worth another repair? Or does it need to be replaced? We’ve talked about when is a good time to replace your furnace, but now, let’s talk about the benefits of a furnace repair vs. furnace replacement.

Furnace Repair

Preventative Action

For the best results, regularly service and maintain your furnace. You can think of it like preventative medicine. Take proper care of your unit, and less problems should occur. Problems that occur are easily discovered before they become too destructive and too costly when you have regular maintenance. In the long run, regular service and furnace repairs prolong the lifespan of your unit.


Repairing and maintaining your furnace will help it run more efficiently, saving you money in utility bills. Dust, debris, and dirt can clog your unit. A clogged unit must work harder and use more energy to maintain a set temperature. All the while, that clogged unit will be spitting and spewing harmful particles into the air. Your home’s air quality will take a steep fall. A clean furnace can be 20% more energy efficient than a clogged one.

Warranty Validation

Many manufacture warranties require regular service and repairs to validate the warranty of the unit. Annual services are generally the bare minimum to keep a warranty valid. If your unit came with this kind of warranty stipulation, then you want to be extra careful that you get those annual furnace services done and recorded.

50% Rule

On newer heating systems, repairs would definitely be a cheaper option than buying a new unit. When considering the costs of a repair vs replacement, remember the 50% rule: if the repair costs less than 50% of a new unit, then the repair is the most logical option to choose.

Furnace Replacement


You deserve to be comfortable in your own home. If you have an old, outdated, under-performing furnace, then you probably suffer from uneven temperatures in your home. A new furnace would regulate temperatures easily and produce a nice, even, comfortable temperature throughout your home. You’ll enjoy the peace of mind knowing your furnace will work without fail. We guarantee that any equipment we have installed in your home will perform exactly as we have stated or we will repair it or replace it at no charge to you for the entire warranty period.


Carbon monoxide creation is increased by old, inefficient furnaces. Increasing this dangerous gas in your home increases your chances for carbon monoxide poisoning or even death. If your furnace is getting on in years, make certain that you have a carbon monoxide detector working in the furnace room. A new furnace will not create as much carbon monoxide. Old furnaces can also become fire hazards as old parts wear out. New furnaces eliminate this fire hazard and prevent a heating emergency.


Some state and local tax credits may be available for residents who buy a new, energy efficient furnace. Also, some utility companies offer a discount after a new furnace installation. But beyond the tax credits and discounts, you will notice a decrease in your monthly utility bill. We guarantee that you will save a minimum of what we have stated on your utility costs or we will refund double the difference of your savings not realized during the first year.

At Neighborhood, we deliver 100% Satisfaction and Peace of Mind. If your furnace is acting up, then give us a call. Whether you need a repair or a replacement, we want to offer you satisfaction and peace of mind. Give us a call today.

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