Hey there, Milwaukee! It’s Jason from Capital Heating, Cooling and Electric. Seth and Laura said to say hi too. We recently put our heads together to answer some questions we get all the time about repairing and replacing furnaces, and when you should do what and how and when and why and various what ifs and what nots.
We determined it’s quite a complicated topic. But we found a way to make it easy to understand. So, the next series of blogs are going to address all your burning questions.
But the first question is always: “How MUCH are furnace repairs?”
ANSWER: Usually anywhere from $200 to $1,500 depending on what’s wrong with it. Minor repairs are toward the lower part of that range, and middle of the road repairs are toward the higher end. However, more extensive repairs can range from $1,500 to $5000 depending on the problem. Sometimes multiple things can be wrong with your furnace which sends it toward the higher part of that range.
Ultimately, you won’t really know what the true cost is until we get out there and give it a Capital inspection.
After that, depending on how much the repairs would be, the bigger question is what would be the best financial move for you – to repair or replace? Furnaces are typically designed to last approximately 20 years, so if you’re having multiple repairs within that time something is seriously wrong. And it may go back to the day it was installed (incorrectly). You don’t want to keep spending money on repairs if something fundamental is making parts wear out prematurely.
But more on that down the line in this series of blogs concerning furnace repairs and replacements!
Stay tuned for our next blog answering the question “Can a Furnace Be Repaired?”