The cool weather in Derby means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting along in years, it might be time to start thinking about a furnace replacement.
Just like any other home improvement project, a new furnace is a considerable investment in your home. The pros at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning can help you decide 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 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 almost hit its teen years, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning can work with you to 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 necessary. That’s why comparing 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 initially compare 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 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 more 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 cost of a replacement or if your furnace is reaching old age, the sensible option may be a replacement.
Our team in Derby is here to help you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some help in finding a quality replacement, give the pros at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 203-772-8319.