Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider

September 11, 2015

The cool weather in Circleville means it’s time to schedule your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting up there 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 major investment in your home. The pros at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc can help you figure out if it’s time for a furnace replacement or your yearly furnace service. We have some things to keep in mind while deciding the future of your furnace.

1. Age of System

This will probably be the chief 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 nearly reached adolescence, it may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc 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 cost of frequently 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

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

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 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 greater energy savings down the road.

After you’ve calculated 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 expense of a replacement or if your furnace is getting up there in age, the best option may be a replacement.

Our team in Circleville is here to help you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some guidance in finding a quality replacement, give the pros at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc a call at 740-474-5940.