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Is It Time to Replace Your Furnace?

The best solid answer we could give you right now is maybe. But that’s mostly because it’s not really up to us, and every furnace is in a different place. Some furnaces absolutely should be replaced now, and others could probably go for a few more years with minor repairs. The decision is up to you, and we’re just here to help you make it.

If you’re certain you need our help with furnace services in Brampton, ON, then you can call us. Our team is ready and available to replace furnace systems in this area. However, if you’re uncertain, feel positive your furnace is fine, or you just want to double-check, then keep reading.

We’ll get into the specifics below. Keep an open mind and be ready to take some notes if anything sounds familiar.

Determining When to Repair and When to Replace

This is the crux of the problem. We need to figure out whether your heating system needs to be repaired or replaced, and quickly too, since any time spent trying to determine this could be time that your faulty heater wastes energy. Here are just a few tips that could help you determine which service to invest in.


Age is a huge reason to invest in heater replacement services rather than repairs. Chances are, if your heating system is older than 10 years, it’s going to require replacement soon. It doesn’t really matter how well it has worked so far, efficiency and heating output can dramatically decrease once it has reached the end of its lifespan.

Components also become hard to repair or replace because many of them are no longer manufactured. If your furnace is 10 years old and requires the replacement of the burner or a heat exchanger, that specific part might be hard to find and could cost an arm and a leg to acquire! Replacement services are generally more cost-effective at this point.

The “Half-Cost” Rule

Here’s a little secret: if you’ve got an expensive repair need on your heating system that requires professional help, take a look at the prospective cost. If you could get a replacement system for half or more of the cost of this repair, then we suggest you go for the replacement. Remember that even though you might be spending more money initially with a replacement, you’re getting a whole host of new components that are all supposed to last for another 10 to 15 years.

Frequent Repairs and Obnoxious Service Life

Frequent repairs are usually a good sign that your heater needs to be replaced. Frequent repairs are also obnoxious and generally make homeowners frustrated with their heating systems. You should factor in the comfort you get from your unit and the peace of mind you receive as well when thinking about replacement services. If paying that extra amount of money for a replacement would leave you in the clear for a few years, then maybe it’s worth it just for the stress relief!

Contact Peatson’s Heating and Air Conditioning Ltd. for quality furnace services you can count on.

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