The chilly weather in Georgetown means it’s time to make an appointment for your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting up there 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 Miller Climate Control LLC can help you decide if it’s time for a furnace replacement or annual furnace service. We have some things to keep in mind 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 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, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at Miller Climate Control LLC can help you 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 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.
- Look into 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 a good idea 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 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 increased energy savings down the road.
After you’ve looked at 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 price of a replacement or if your furnace is older, the practical option may be a replacement.
Our team in Georgetown is here to guide you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some guidance in finding a quality replacement, give the pros at Miller Climate Control LLC a call at 512-937-2001.