The chilly weather in Crystal and Twin Cities means it’s time to make an appointment for your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting past its prime, it might be time to start thinking about a furnace replacement.
Just like any other home improvement project, a new furnace is a major investment in your home. The pros at GV Heating & Air can help you decide if it’s time for a furnace replacement or regular furnace service. We have some things to keep in mind while deciding the future of your furnace.
1. Age of System
This will almost certainly be the chief 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, it’s a good idea to start looking for a new system. The experts at GV Heating & Air can work with you to determine 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 needed. That’s why studying 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 begin comparing the two we have a few things to keep in mind.
- Look into 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 wise 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 habits 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 more energy savings down the road.
After you’ve researched 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 sensible option may be a replacement.
Our team in Crystal and Twin Cities is here to help you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some help in finding a quality replacement, give the pros at GV Heating & Air a call at 763-535-2000.