The chilly weather in York means it’s time to schedule your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting past its prime, 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 Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning can help you figure out if it’s time for a furnace replacement or annual 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 reached maturity, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning can assist you in determining 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 it’s crucial. That’s why comparing the cost of continually 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.
- Look into when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving whenever possible.
- When evaluating 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 related to 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 more energy savings down the road.
After you’ve looked at 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 price of a replacement or if your furnace is getting up there in age, the practical option may be a replacement.
Our team in York is here to help you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some help in finding a good replacement, give the pros at Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 717-383-4479.