The chilly weather in Chatsworth 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 prepare yourself for a furnace replacement.
Just like any other home improvement project, a new furnace is a major investment in your home. The pros at True Temp Heating & Air Inc can help you decide 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 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 True Temp Heating & Air Inc 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 analyzing the cost of constantly repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is an important part of the decision-making process. When you initially compare 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 whenever possible.
- 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 routines 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 price of a replacement or if your furnace is getting up there in age, the sensible option may be a replacement.
Our team in Chatsworth is here to assist 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 True Temp Heating & Air Inc a call at 706-695-7492.