No one wants to have a broken heater, especially in the middle of winter. New furnaces are increasingly efficient and reliable, but even the best of heaters can break down. The best way to avoid having a broken heater is to make sure you’re performing regular maintenance on it. To keep your furnace running at its prime, read our expert heater repair and maintenance tips here, and read on for information on average heater repair costs.
If you do find yourself with a broken heater, you may be wondering how much it’s going to cost you to repair it. In some cases, it might be worth it to get an entirely new furnace instead of going through with a costly heater repair. Prices for heater repair vary depending on what went wrong and who you’re dealing with.
The US average cost of a heater repair is around $280, and most repairs range from $100-$400. The cause of your heater breakdown is going to be the determinant of how much you have to pay. If you haven’t been maintaining your furnace and it breaks down due to being clogged and dirty, the repair cost should be more on the $100 side of the spectrum. Sometimes, you won’t even have to call a HVAC technician and can perform the heater repair yourself. Read here for HVAC Philly’s simple DIY heater repair tips.
Electrical issues are probably going to be more expensive than issues caused by a lack of maintenance, but they should still be relatively inexpensive to fix. The most expensive repairs happen when a component of the heater breaks. This is because the repairs are more difficult to perform, and you have to pay for the cost of the component. Usually, these parts cost anywhere from $100 – $500 dollars to replace or repair. Usually parts like thermostats, carbon monoxide detectors, and circuit breakers are on the cheaper end to replace. More integral components such as blowers and heat exchangers are going to be much more expensive to replace or repair.
Repair or Replace?
If you have an old furnace, you should calculate the cost of replacing your old broken heater with a new energy efficient one, since new heaters can save you around 30% in heating costs per year.
If you live in Philadelphia, Montgomery, or Bucks County, call HVAC Philly at 215-725-6111 for a free estimate! We can help you determine whether it’s more efficient to repair or replace your heater.