Does Your Heating Systems Need A Repair or Replacement?

Winter is still here! With temperatures reported to drop this weekend, we aren’t yet in the spring and summer weather. If your heating system has been experiencing problems this winter, you should look into the issue. As a homeowner, you always cross your fingers, hoping that the problem isn’t too bad. There are some general rules that will help you understand whether your heater needs to be repaired or replaced.


Repairing a heating systems is typically a smart move when the cost is much lower than the cost of a new system. If you have a generally healthy working heating system, a small repair is suggested.

  • – Small Electrical Malfunction: These problems usually occur because of related fuses and ignition modules
  • – Condensate Removal Pump: Repair costs only range around 5% of the entire system
  • – Temperature and Pressure Sensors: Repair costs only range around 10% of the entire system


When repair costs start to climb up towards to actual price of a new system, it just makes sense to replace. Nothing is stopping your system from needing a new costly repair in a few months.

  • – Broken/Cracked Heat Exchanger: This is a very costly repair that can be priced at about 50-70% of an entirely new replacement system.
  • – Compressor: If not under warranty, a compressor can also be a very costly repair similar to the heat exchanger.
  • – *General Rule*: If your heating system is past 3/4 of its life expectancy, and the repair costs more then 1/3 of a new replacement then repairing it is not the cost-efficient option.

Al Terry Plumbing, Heating & AC provides a range of repair and replacement services for heating systems. Heating systems are continuing to improve, so be aware of the benefits that a modern furnace can provide you. Proper maintenance with your heating systems will also keep them running smoothly for longer and effectively save you money.

For more information about Al Terry Plumbing & Heating and our heating work, please feel free to give us a call at 603-485-4205 or fill out our online schedule an appointment form.


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