The cool weather in Moline means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting past its prime, it might be time to prepare yourself for a furnace replacement.
As with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a major investment in your home. The pros at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning 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 almost certainly be the most telling factor in deciding if it’s time for a repair or replacement. There have been many advancements in furnace technology over the years, including an increase in efficiency and a decrease in noise. If your furnace has reached maturity, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning can help you 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 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 as much as possible.
- 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 by taking into account 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 price of a replacement.
- Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings will lead to greater energy savings down the road.
After you’ve researched 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 older, the sensible option may be a replacement.
Our team in Moline is here to assist 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 Freed Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 309-323-9584.