The chilly weather in Jefferson City means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting past its prime, 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 Stieferman Heating Company Inc 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 most likely be the decisive 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 nearly reached adolescence, it may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at Stieferman Heating Company Inc can help you determine if it’s the proper time for a replacement.
2. Cost Comparison
Purchasing a new furnace is an investment a homeowner doesn’t want to make until needed. That’s why comparing the cost of constantly repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is an important 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 whenever possible.
- When evaluating what size your new furnace needs to be it’s wise 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 price of a replacement.
- Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings will lead to greater 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 expense of a replacement or if your furnace is older, the best option may be a replacement.
Our team in Jefferson City is here to assist you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some help in finding the ideal replacement, give the pros at Stieferman Heating Company Inc a call at 573-635-3547.