The cool weather in Excelsior Springs means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting along in years, it might be time to consider a furnace replacement.
As with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a large investment in your home. The pros at Colvin's Heating and Cooling can help you determine if it’s time for a furnace replacement or regular 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 chief 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, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at Colvin's Heating and Cooling 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 it’s crucial. That’s why analyzing the cost of continually repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is an important part of the decision-making process. When you initially compare 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 everything you can.
- When considering what size your new furnace needs to be it’s best 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 cost 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 simple rule to use as a guide. If your repair cost is 1/3 the price of a replacement or if your furnace is reaching old age, the sensible option may be a replacement.
Our team in Excelsior Springs 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 Colvin's Heating and Cooling a call at 816-379-3918.