The cold weather in Des Moines means it’s time to schedule your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting past its prime, it might be time to consider a furnace replacement.
As with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a considerable investment in your home. The pros at Heartland Heating & Cooling can help you determine if it’s time for a furnace replacement or your yearly furnace service. We have some advice to help you along while deciding the future of your furnace.
1. Age of System
This will probably 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 almost hit its teen years, it may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at Heartland Heating & Cooling can help you determine if it’s the right time for a replacement.
2. Cost Comparison
Purchasing a new furnace is an expense a homeowner doesn’t want to make until it’s crucial. That’s why studying the cost of frequently 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 everything you can.
- 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 based on 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 expense of a replacement.
- Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings will lead to increased energy savings down the road.
After you’ve looked at 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 price of a replacement or if your furnace is older, the best option may be a replacement.
Our team in Des Moines 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 Heartland Heating & Cooling a call at 515-344-3579.