The cold weather in Chadron means it’s time to make an appointment for your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting up there 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 MPC Heating & Cooling can help you determine if it’s time for a furnace replacement or regular furnace service. We have some tips for you to ponder while deciding the future of your furnace.
1. Age of System
This will most likely 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 MPC Heating & Cooling can work with you to determine if it’s the appropriate time for a replacement.
2. Cost Comparison
Purchasing a new furnace is an expenditure a homeowner doesn’t want to make until necessary. That’s why comparing the price tag of constantly repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a vital 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 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 greater 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 sensible option may be a replacement.
Our team in Chadron is here to help 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 MPC Heating & Cooling a call at 308-832-4321.