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To Repair or to Replace? That is the Question.

GRmetro Heating and Cooling is a locally owned and operated HVAC company serving homeowners throughout Grand Rapids, Michigan and the surrounding areas.

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To Repair or to Replace? That is the Question.

Owning a furnace sure does come with its benefits. Not only are these systems extremely efficient and effective, but they’re also super durable in reliable. It’s really no wonder why they’re the most popular home heating systems in the country!

However, we find that many homeowners aren’t quite sure what to do with their furnaces when a problem arises. Does it need repairs? Or, does it need to be replaced?

So below, we have provided a sort-of guide to the different types of services we offer and when they’re appropriate. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (and, of course, remember to contact us when you need furnace replacement or furnace repair in Rockford, MI!)

Do Your Furnace Need Repair?

It’s inevitable: your furnace will require repairs every now and again. Everyday wear and tear can put a lot of stress on your system, which can cause damage. When your system is in need of repair, it becomes significantly less efficient, causing your heating bills to skyrocket. Plus, the longer your furnace continues to run with an existing problem, the more likely it is for the problem to worsen. Here are some signs that your furnace needs repair:

  • Increased heating costs
  • Loud noises
  • Lack of heat
  • Foul odors

How About Replacement?

Over time, your furnace will become old and outdated, placing you in the market for a new one. There are many benefits to replacing your old system with a new, high-efficiency model. An inefficient system can end up costing you a lot of money, both on repair services and utility bills. A professional can determine if your system needs to be replaced and correctly size and install your new system to ensure efficiency and effectiveness. Here are some signs that your furnace needs to be replaced:

  • The furnace is 10-15 years or older.
  • Increased repair needs
  • High heating bills

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Maintenance

Here’s the deal: all furnaces, young and old, need regular maintenance. Scheduling annual maintenance services is the only way to preserve your system’s efficiency while increasing its lifespan. During these visits, your HVAC technician is able to detect and repair minor issues before they become major.  Maintenance reduces the impact of stress from everyday use and limits the potential for dangerous problems to occur.

You Need to Hire a Professional

Of course, the best way to make sure that your furnace is getting the right services is by hiring a certified HVAC professional to take a close look at it. Trust us, only a professional has the tools, training, and expertise to make the right recommendations for your home. And yes, there may be plenty of amateurs willing to provide these services for a fairly low price, but remember, sometimes an attempt to save money could end up costing you much more in the long run.

Ready to schedule your furnace services? Great! All you have to do is contact the team at GRmetro Heating and Cooling Inc. to get started!

Dwight Engelsma Photo, Owner photo
About The Author

Dwight Engelsma

Dwight Engelsma, founder of GRmetro Heating and Cooling Inc, has been in the home services industry for 30 years. After working in HVAC for several years, he set out to open a company that focused on providing unbeatable customer service from industry experts.

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