Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider

September 11, 2015

The cool weather in East Bernard means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting along in years, it might be time to start thinking about a furnace replacement.

As is the case with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a considerable investment in your home. The pros at E.B. Air, LLC can help you decide if it’s time for a furnace replacement or your yearly furnace service. We have some things to keep in mind 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 almost hit its teen years, it’s a good idea to start looking for a new system. The experts at E.B. Air, LLC can help you determine if it’s the proper time for a replacement.

2. Cost Comparison

Purchasing a new furnace is an expenditure a homeowner doesn’t want to make until necessary. That’s why studying the cost of constantly repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a vital part of the decision-making process. When you initially compare the two we have a few things to keep in mind.

Furnace service

  • Make note of when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving whenever possible.

Furnace replacement

  • When evaluating what size your new furnace needs to be it’s a good idea to call in the professionals. A technician will determine a load calculation related to 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 straightforward rule to use as a guide. If your repair cost is 1/3 the expense of a replacement or if your furnace is getting up there in age, the sensible option may be a replacement.

Our team in East Bernard is here to assist you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some guidance in finding a quality replacement, give the pros at E.B. Air, LLC a call at 979-335-4262.