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When to Repair Vs. When to Replace Your Furnace - A Guide by Morrison, Inc.

When faced with a malfunctioning furnace, homeowners often find themselves torn between the decision to repair or replace the unit. This crucial decision has financial implications as well as considerations for comfort, energy efficiency, and long-term maintenance. In this blog post, we will guide you through the factors to consider when determining whether to repair or replace your furnace.
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Age of the Furnace

The age of your furnace plays a significant role in deciding whether to repair or replace. Typically, furnaces last between 15 to 20 years. If your furnace is approaching or has exceeded this lifespan and requires frequent repairs, it may be more cost-effective to invest in a new unit. Newer models are designed with improved energy efficiency standards, which can lead to long-term savings on energy bills.
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Cost of Repairs

Evaluate the cost of repairs compared to the overall value of your furnace. If the cost of fixing the current issue is less than one-third of the cost of a replacement furnace, repairing might be a viable option. However, if the repair costs are stacking up or if the repair requires expensive parts that may not be readily available, replacing the furnace should be seriously considered.
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Energy Efficiency

Older furnaces tend to have lower energy efficiency ratings compared to modern models. Replacing an older furnace with an energy-efficient model can result in significant savings on heating bills over time. Look for furnaces with high Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ratings, as they indicate better efficiency. The initial investment in a new furnace can be offset by the long-term financial benefits of lower energy bills and a reduced environmental footprint.
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Frequency of Repairs

Consider the frequency of repairs your furnace requires. A furnace that breaks down frequently can be a source of ongoing frustration and inconvenience. Continuously repairing an aging furnace can prove to be an expensive and never-ending cycle. If your furnace has been unreliable and requires regular fixes, it may be time to replace it and save yourself the hassle and cost of frequent repairs.
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Safety Concerns

Furnaces that pose safety hazards, such as leaking carbon monoxide or cracks in the heat exchanger, should never be repaired; instead, they must be replaced immediately. The safety of you and your family should be the highest priority when making these decisions. Regular inspections by a qualified technician can identify potential safety issues and provide guidance on whether repairs or replacement are necessary.

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Customer Reviews

We would like to thank Morrison Inc. for their prompt service and beyond outstanding customer service! Our air conditioning went out on a hot holiday weekend, and they were there for us! We would highly recommend Morrison Inc. Thank you Chase, Joe and the rest of the Morrison Incorporated staff!

Christina P.

I had the best experience with Morrison, our blower stopped working late in the night and I called first thing in the morning. They had someone at my house within an hour or two and he fixed the problem right away. The technician was the sweetest and kindest person, he didn’t try to sell anything just fixed what needed to be and even took time to clean out the air conditioner outside. Highly recommended!!!

Courtney R.

Our furnace died on Tuesday night. A gentleman from Morrison was at our house yesterday and our new furnace installed today. Everyone was so nice and helpful and professional. We are so grateful they were able to help us so quickly! Highly recommend!

Carol D.

I work for an hvac company 2½ hrs north so when my mothers blower went out and I couldn’t get down there until Saturday I called Morrison hvac they got Chuck out there shortly afterwards he was kind and very professional got blower replaced at a decent price id definitely call them again next time I’m in a jam thank you for helping me out.

Iron E.

We’ve worked with Morrison a handful of times now for a commercial property. From recharging an older cooling unit to installing a brand new heating/cooling unit. The payment plan for the new unit worked well for me to get it easily paid off.

Rebecca M.

I’ve dealt with Morrison’s for years and have always found them to be courteous and professional. Anytime they were going to be late for an appointment they called to let me know or to rearrange the time. I highly recommend them.

Jill W.

I would like to thank Morrison for coming out and fixing the heater in the trailer that we rent. Their workers are very nice and their work was done very quickly and neatly. I don’t think you could ask for any better service. I would definitely call them again and recommend them to my friends.

Deb R.

I’ve had Morrison out to my home twice now (for a manufacturer’s defect, not their fault). Both times the employees exceeded my expectations. The technicians were pleasant, professional, well-dressed, and respectful, and I had no issue leaving them in my home when I left.

Matt K.

I use Morrison Inc. not only at my business but my home as well. They are a great asset to the MOV and beyond.

Cason E.

Morrison Inc. fabricated a stainless steel chimney cap per my measurements and made it perfectly as designed. Their work was spot on and I couldn’t be happier. I worked with David Haas on the final details and he proved to me why they have been in business for such a long time!

Randall V.

We had our furnace go out and called Morrison for help, they were polite and quick to get someone to the house to work on it. Chuck was awesome and got everything fixed up and cleaned. Happy with the service and professionalism that Morrison provided!

Josiah P.

Morrison Incorporated can not be beat for their service, care and compassion. They have gone above and beyond even with almost non- stop problems in replacing our furnace. Skilled professionals all around. What was to be a 1-2 day project turned into a 5 day marathon. They never lost their humor or ability to brainstorm solutions. I can not say enough about this company or their employees.

Barbara M.

I just put in a brand new HVAC system in my condo. I did a lot of research and decided to go with Morrison. They gave me to best price, warranties, and I will always try to support a business that chooses to shop and support local when it comes to their products. They really do try to do their job right and stand by taking care of their customers. I will always stick with a local company that takes care of customers and are true to their word.

Tiffany B.

This is an amazing company! They fixed My Mother’s air a few weeks ago and today our air went down!! They came and got us up and running again!! I would highly recommend this company!!!

Sherry P.

Morrison was excellent about making the extra effort to come out and fix our furnace when we told them we had no heat and a baby, they even came a day before our appointment after we experienced an extra cold night. Very well mannered and professional.

Mike H.

I use them on all of our properties (7 total). They are always professional and price competitive. They are always my choice to use for any HVAC issues or installations. Along with very knowledgeable, I find them to be very courteous of my properties also.

James B.

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