The cold weather in Carson City means it’s time to schedule 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 Anderson Heating & A/C can help you decide if it’s time for a furnace replacement or your yearly 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 most telling factor in deciding if it’s time for a repair or replacement. There have been great strides 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 Anderson Heating & A/C can assist you in determining 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 analyzing the amount you’ll spend constantly repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a vital 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 by taking into account your home size and various other factors such as home design, insulation and the typical routine 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 increased 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 sensible option may be a replacement.
Our team in Carson City is here to assist you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some assistance in finding a quality replacement, give the pros at Anderson Heating & A/C a call at 775-230-7628.