Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cool weather in Groves 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 prepare yourself for 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 Air Solutions, Inc can help you figure out 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 probably be the most telling factor in deciding if it’s time for a repair or replacement. There have been great strides in furnace technology over the years, including an increase in efficiency and a decrease in noise. If your furnace has nearly reached adolescence, it may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at Air Solutions, 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 expenditure a homeowner doesn’t want to make until necessary. That’s why analyzing the price tag of frequently 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. Furnace service Make note of when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving as much as possible. Furnace replacement 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 based on 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 looked at 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 older, the best option may be a replacement. Our team in Groves is here to assist 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 Air Solutions, Inc a call at 409-962-2476 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.