Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider

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The cool weather in New Castle means it’s time to schedule your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting up there in years, it might be time to prepare yourself for a furnace replacement.

As is the case with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a major investment in your home. The pros at Central Heating & Plumbing can help you determine if it’s time for a furnace replacement or annual furnace service. We have some advice to help you along while deciding the future of your furnace.

1. Age of System

This will most likely be the most telling factor in deciding if it’s time for a repair or replacement. There have been a lot of improvement 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 Central Heating & Plumbing can assist you in determining if it’s the appropriate 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 continually 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.

Furnace service

  • Make note of when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving as much as possible.

Furnace replacement

  • When evaluating what size your new furnace needs to be it’s best 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 routines 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 a simple 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 sensible option may be a replacement.

Our team in New Castle is here to guide you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some guidance in finding the ideal replacement, give the pros at Central Heating & Plumbing a call at 724-658-7111.

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