The cool weather in Greensburg means it’s time to schedule your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting along in years, it might be time to prepare yourself for a furnace replacement.
Just like any other home improvement project, a new furnace is a large investment in your home. The pros at Wallpe Heating & Cooling can help you decide if it’s time for a furnace replacement or regular furnace service. We have some tips for you to ponder 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, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at Wallpe Heating & Cooling can help you 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 studying the cost of constantly repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is an important part of the decision-making process. When you begin 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 figuring out 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 habits 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 calculated the costs to continually repair your system or to replace it, there’s a simple rule to use as a guide. If your repair cost is 1/3 the cost of a replacement or if your furnace is getting up there in age, the best option may be a replacement.
Our team in Greensburg is here to assist you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some assistance in finding the ideal replacement, give the pros at Wallpe Heating & Cooling a call at 812-663-7252.