Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider

September 11, 2015

The cold weather in Booneville means it’s time to make an appointment for your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting up there in years, it might be time to start thinking about a furnace replacement.

As with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a considerable investment in your home. The pros at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC 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 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 may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC can assist you in determining if it’s the right time for a replacement.

2. Cost Comparison

Purchasing a new furnace is an expenditure a homeowner doesn’t want to make until needed. That’s why analyzing the cost of 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

  • Keep track 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 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 routines 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 increased 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 reaching old age, the best option may be a replacement.

Our team in Booneville is here to assist you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some assistance in finding a quality replacement, give the pros at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC a call at 662-269-8716.