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Questions You May Have Before The Furnace Repair Tech Arrives

by Yolanda White

Most furnaces do eventually break down in some way. If the part that breaks is not a major or expensive one, you can generally have the furnace repaired rather than replacing the whole furnace. Most HVAC companies offer repair services, so it should not be difficult to find someone to do this work for you. However, as you wait for the HVAC contractor to arrive, you might find that you have a few questions about furnace repairs. With any luck, you'll find the answers here.

Will the furnace contractor have to order parts? 

In most cases, the furnace repair contractor will have the parts on hand to repair your furnace — especially if they've already scheduled your appointment. There are certain parts on furnaces that break pretty routinely. Examples include ignitor switches, fan belts, and ball bearings. So, most HVAC contractors keep these parts in stock so they don't have to wait for them. If a more obscure part of your furnace is broken, you might have to wait for parts to come in. 

Is it worth having your furnace repaired?

Only you can really decide this. If the HVAC contractor recommended repairing your furnace, then they likely feel that there is value in fixing it rather than just replacing it. Many repairs are easy to make and inexpensive to make. However, if you're resistant to the idea of spending money on repairs only to have to replace the furnace in a few years, it's worth discussing this with your HVAC contractor. Ask for a quote for the repairs, and ask how long they think it might be until your furnace needs another repair. This information can help guide you.

Will your furnace work the same after the repairs?

It should. And in some cases, it might work better than it did. Often, before a furnace actually breaks, it struggles for a while. It might get a little noisy or lose some efficiency, but you don't notice the problem until you experience a loss of heat. Once repairs are made, you might notice that your furnace uses less energy, is quieter, and heats your home more effectively.

Hopefully this article has answered some of your questions about having your furnace repaired. Your HVAC contractor can likely shed more light on these topics. Most are happy to inform their customers and help you make big decisions about the future of your HVAC equipment. You just have to ask!

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