When you hire 180 Plumbing & Heating, we help you find cost-saving opportunities. Some companies would rather replace your furnace than repair it because they can make more money from replacement services. This continues the cycle of planned obsolescence, where you are required to continually buy expensive new appliances rather than restoring existing ones.
At 180 Plumbing & Heating we prefer the repair option for three solid reasons:
- Environmental Impact
Yes, high-efficiency furnaces will use less fuel to produce the same heat as a mid-efficient furnace, however, we don’t believe this should be the only consideration. When comparing fossil fuels, natural gas is one of the cleanest burning fuels. If you have a mid-efficient furnace and are considering investing in a new high-efficiency model, you might consider putting that money towards increasing the R-Value of your home instead. This will have a lasting impact on your home and has the potential of saving you more money in the long term. Also, if your furnace is working and you replace it, consider what happens to your furnace. Some of it will be recycled, but most of it just goes to the landfill.
- Mid-Efficient Furnace Efficiency
There are some benefits to mid-efficient furnaces. Consider these benefits before you choose whether or not to do a full replacement:
- Mid-efficiency furnaces have fewer parts that are prone to failure, saving you money over the lifespan of the furnace.
- Fewer computer components keep the operation simpler and also reduce expensive repairs if the computers fail.
- Replacement parts are typically less costly compared to newer models.
- New Furnaces Will Inevitably Break Down
Your new furnace will also eventually break down. New furnaces typically have a 5-year parts warranty and after those 5 years, any part that fails is an expense that you will be responsible for. It may be tempting to choose the simplicity of a brand new furnace for the initial convenience, but they are not fail-proof solutions.
Furnace Repair That Lasts
We Are Committed to Finding Ways To Get the Most Out of Your Furnace
We do everything we can to ensure that all our furnace repairs are worthwhile investments. By using high-quality replacement parts, cutting-edge equipment, and taking an informed approach to our work, you are guaranteed a long-lasting resolution to the issues you are having. We did not enter this industry to make a quick buck, but rather to create satisfied customers and build a strong reputation for our services.
If your furnace is beyond repair and does need to be replaced, we will let you know and will absolutely help you replace it. High-efficiency gas-fired appliances are the future, but we prefer replacement as the last resort instead of the first. This is just another reason why we’ve earned the trust of so many of our customers over the years, we’re always looking after your best interest.
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