When faced with the decision to replace a furnace or do furnace repair, many homeowners choose to spend the money on repair costs. In some instances, repair makes sense, but far too many times we see people choosing to spend more money trying to fix an outdated, inefficient heating system when their money would be better spend on an upgraded system.
Service Calls:Every time you need to call for furnace repair, you’ll usually be charged a diagnostic fee, regardless of whether you need repairs. At about $100 each, these fees can quickly add up if you require multiple service calls a year. After Hours Rates:Our cold winters make having a working heating system a necessity which is why most HVAC companies provide emergency heating service 24 hours a day. However, after hours rates can be double the normal rates, meaning if you require furnace repair outside of business hours, you could be spending hundreds of dollars more than expected. Replacement Part Cost:After manufacturer warranties have expired, you’ll be expected to pay for all replacement parts out of pocket, in addition to labour costs. Depending on the part, it can sometimes be more affordable to replace the whole system, rather than repairing just one component. If you’re deciding between repairing or replacing your furnace, contact HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. We will evaluate your current furnace and give you an honest assessment of repair costs versus replacement costs.