The cold weather in Genoa means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting past its prime, it might be time to consider a furnace replacement.
As is the case with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a major investment in your home. The pros at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air can help you figure out if it’s time for a furnace replacement or regular furnace service. We have some advice to help you along while deciding the future of your furnace.
1. Age of System
This will probably be the decisive factor in deciding if it’s time for a repair or replacement. There have been a lot of improvement in furnace technology over the years, including an increase in efficiency and a decrease in noise. If your furnace has nearly reached adolescence, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air can help you determine if it’s the appropriate time for a replacement.
2. Cost Comparison
Purchasing a new furnace is an expenditure a homeowner doesn’t want to make until needed. That’s why analyzing the amount you’ll spend frequently repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a vital part of the decision-making process. When you begin comparing the two we have a few things to keep in mind.
- Keep track of when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving whenever possible.
- When figuring out what size your new furnace needs to be it’s best to call in the professionals. A technician will determine a load calculation based on your home size and various other factors such as home design, insulation and the habits of people living inside the home.
- The energy efficiency level of the system will factor into the expense of a replacement.
- Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings will lead to increased energy savings down the road.
After you’ve looked at the costs to continually repair your system or to replace it, there’s an uncomplicated rule to use as a guide. If your repair cost is 1/3 the cost of a replacement or if your furnace is getting up there in age, the best option may be a replacement.
Our team in Genoa is here to guide you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some assistance in finding a good replacement, give the pros at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air a call at 847-306-8990.