The following is a list of signs that indicate it may be time for replacing furnaces and air conditioners. If you notice any or a combination of these signs, have your furnace or AC checked out by a trained HVAC technician you can trust to see if they can be repaired at a reasonable cost or if it makes more sense to replace them.
If you are not sure about the kinds of noises you should be listening for with your furnace, the following video will help you out.
How about replacing furnaces and air conditioners at the same time? Does that make the most sense? The answer is that it depends. Sometimes it is the most cost-effective solution, but not always.
If your furnace is over 15 years old and you need a new air conditioner, then it would definitely make sense to replace them at the same time. Furnaces often last about twice as long as air conditioners, so take that into consideration when you are making your decision. If your furnace is less than 10 years old then it really isn't wise to replace it just because you need a new air conditioner.
If you are planning to retire soon, you may want to invest in both a new furnace and AC unit at the same time while you are still earning and before you go on a fixed income. Having to replace your HVAC during retirement could be a huge strain on your finances.
If you want to get a high-efficiency air conditioner (one that has 21 SEER+), then you may want to get a new furnace at the same time. With higher efficiency units, purchasing matching pairs often means that they will work best together.
The average cost to replace a furnace in Ontario is about $3,000 to $5,500 depending on which city you live in and the company you decide to go with. There are a number of factors that will affect the total cost you pay including:
The average cost to replace an air conditioner in Ontario is somewhere between $3,500 and $4,500. However, your highest-end prices could reach as high as $7,500 for extremely high-efficient larger units. Your total price will depend on a number of factors that include:
The time that it takes to replace a furnace will vary from home to home, but on average it can be completed in less than a day, with most installations taking between 4 and 10 hours. The actual time that the installation process takes will depend on:
On average, it will take between 4 and 8 hours to replace an air conditioner. The length of time will vary depending on:
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