The cool weather in Hamilton 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 Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC can help you figure out 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 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’s a good idea to start looking for a new system. The experts at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC can work with you to determine if it’s the proper time for a replacement.
2. Cost Comparison
Purchasing a new furnace is an expenditure a homeowner doesn’t want to make until necessary. That’s why comparing the price tag of 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 everything you can.
- 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 cost 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 cost of a replacement or if your furnace is getting up there in age, the sensible option may be a replacement.
Our team in Hamilton is here to help 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 Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC a call at 513-268-5164.