Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cool weather in San Angelo means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting along in years, it might be time to consider a furnace replacement. Just like any other home improvement project, a new furnace is a large investment in your home. The pros at Air-Dynamics Inc can help you figure out 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 probably be the chief 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 almost hit its teen years, it may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at Air-Dynamics Inc can work with you to determine if it’s the appropriate time for a replacement. 2. Cost Comparison Purchasing a new furnace is an expense a homeowner doesn’t want to make until needed. That’s why comparing the amount you’ll spend frequently repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a crucial part of the decision-making process. When you start comparing 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 whenever possible. Furnace replacement 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 related to 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 cost of a replacement. Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings will lead to greater 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 getting up there in age, the sensible option may be a replacement. Our team in San Angelo is here to guide 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 Air-Dynamics Inc a call at 325-655-2515 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.