The cool weather in Huntingburg means it’s time to schedule your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting along in years, it might be time to start thinking about a furnace replacement.
Just like any other home improvement project, a new furnace is a large investment in your home. The pros at Dearing's Service & Solutions 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 probably be the chief 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 reached maturity, it may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at Dearing's Service & Solutions can assist you in determining if it’s the appropriate time for a replacement.
2. Cost Comparison
Purchasing a new furnace is an investment a homeowner doesn’t want to make until necessary. 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.
- Keep track of when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving everything you can.
- When evaluating what size your new furnace needs to be it’s best 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 more energy savings down the road.
After you’ve researched 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 expense of a replacement or if your furnace is reaching old age, the practical option may be a replacement.
Our team in Huntingburg is here to assist you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some guidance in finding a good replacement, give the pros at Dearing's Service & Solutions a call at 812-200-5844.