The chilly weather in Arlington means it’s time to make an appointment for your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting along in years, it might be time to prepare yourself for a furnace replacement.
As with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a large investment in your home. The pros at Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning can help you determine 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 almost certainly be the most telling factor in deciding if it’s time for a repair or replacement. There have been many advancements in furnace technology over the years, including an increase in efficiency and a decrease in noise. If your furnace has almost hit its teen years, it’s a good idea to start looking for a new system. The experts at Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning can assist you in determining if it’s the right time for a replacement.
2. Cost Comparison
Purchasing a new furnace is an investment a homeowner doesn’t want to make until it’s crucial. That’s why studying the amount you’ll spend continually repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is an important part of the decision-making process. When you start 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 evaluating what size your new furnace needs to be it’s best to call in the professionals. A technician will determine a load calculation by taking into account your home size and various other factors such as home design, insulation and the typical routine 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 greater energy savings down the road.
After you’ve calculated the costs to continually repair your system or to replace it, there’s a simple rule to use as a guide. If your repair cost is 1/3 the expense of a replacement or if your furnace is reaching old age, the practical option may be a replacement.
Our team in Arlington 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 Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 360-255-5857.