The chilly weather in Marshalltown 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 start thinking about 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 B & G HVAC can help you decide if it’s time for a furnace replacement or your yearly 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 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 nearly reached adolescence, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at B & G HVAC can work with you to determine if it’s the right time for a replacement.
2. Cost Comparison
Purchasing a new furnace is an expense a homeowner doesn’t want to make until it’s crucial. That’s why studying the price tag of constantly repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a vital 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 as much as 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 typical routine of people living inside the home.
- The energy efficiency level of the system will factor into the price of a replacement.
- Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings will lead to greater 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 older, the best option may be a replacement.
Our team in Marshalltown 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 B & G HVAC a call at 641-316-3360.