The chilly weather in Rochester 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 considerable investment in your home. The pros at Brogan Heating & AC Inc can help you determine if it’s time for a furnace replacement or annual furnace service. We have some tips for you to ponder while deciding the future of your furnace.
1. Age of System
This will probably 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 reached maturity, it may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at Brogan Heating & AC Inc 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 it’s crucial. That’s why analyzing the amount you’ll spend 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.
- Make note of when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving as much as possible.
- When considering what size your new furnace needs to be it’s wise 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 habits 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 more 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 cost of a replacement or if your furnace is older, the best option may be a replacement.
Our team in Rochester is here to guide 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 Brogan Heating & AC Inc a call at 507-218-0088.