Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cool weather in Marshalltown means it’s time to schedule your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting along in years, it might be time to consider 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 B & G HVAC can help you determine 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 most likely be the decisive 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 reached maturity, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at B & G HVAC can assist you in determining if it’s the appropriate time for a replacement. 2. Cost Comparison Purchasing a new furnace is an expense a homeowner doesn’t want to make until needed. That’s why comparing the amount you’ll spend continually 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 Look into when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving whenever possible. Furnace replacement When considering 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 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 more 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 expense of a replacement or if your furnace is reaching old age, the best option may be a replacement. Our team in Marshalltown 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 B & G HVAC a call at 641-752-3429 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.