Will a Home Warranty Replace a Heater?

Included in most service contracts a home warranty will replace a heater that cannot be repaired. Heaters are usually covered under either a basic plan or can sometimes be an upgrade or add-on to your plan.

What is the average cost to repair or replace an HVAC system?

Repairing or replacing an HVAC system can be quite costly. Homeowners can spend anywhere from $150-$500 to repair an HVAC unit, with some repairs costing up to $1,000 or more. Installing a new HVAC system could have a homeowner paying even more, with the average cost to replace between $3,500 and $8,000.

What is included in an HVAC system?

An HVAC system includes indoor heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Modern HVAC systems sometimes include air filtration and cleaning as well.

Can a furnace last 40 years?

Although some furnaces have a lifespan of over 40 years, you should expect the typical furnace to last between 15 to 30 years. To get more out of your furnace you should perform all recommended annual maintenance.

When should I replace my furnace?

You should replace your furnace when:

  • Your energy bills are increasing
  • You are not getting adequate heat from your furnace
  • Your furnace makes unusual noises
  • You have to constantly adjust the thermostat

When the cost to repair your furnace outweighs the cost to replace it, then it is time for you to replace your furnace. On average, furnace repairs are more costly in the last two years before replacement.

Why does my heater makes unusual noises?

When a heater makes unusual noises such as popping, rattling or banging, it can be an indicator that the furnace is nearing the end of its service life. If the blower is running constantly or the air is cold rather than hot, it may be time for a heater replacement.

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