Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider

September 11, 2015

The chilly weather in Holdrege means it’s time to schedule your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting along in years, it might be time to consider a furnace replacement.

As is the case with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a large investment in your home. The pros at Durable Service can help you figure out if it’s time for a furnace replacement or regular furnace service. We have some things to keep in mind 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 almost hit its teen years, it’s a good idea to start looking for a new system. The experts at Durable Service 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 needed. That’s why analyzing the cost of frequently repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a crucial part of the decision-making process. When you begin comparing the two we have a few things to keep in mind.

Furnace service

  • Look into when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving everything you can.

Furnace replacement

  • When considering 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 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 more energy savings down the road.

After you’ve calculated the costs to continually repair your system or to replace it, there’s a straightforward 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 best option may be a replacement.

Our team in Holdrege is here to help 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 Durable Service a call at 308-995-8177.