Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The chilly weather in Dresden means it’s time to schedule your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting past its prime, it might be time to consider a furnace replacement. Just like any other home improvement project, a new furnace is a major investment in your home. The pros at McFadden Heating & Cooling can help you determine if it’s time for a furnace replacement or regular furnace service. We have some advice to help you along 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 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, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at McFadden Heating & Cooling can help you determine if it’s the right time for a replacement. 2. Cost Comparison Purchasing a new furnace is an expense a homeowner doesn’t want to make until needed. That’s why studying the amount you’ll spend frequently repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a vital part of the decision-making process. When you initially compare 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 whenever possible. Furnace replacement When figuring out what size your new furnace needs to be it’s wise 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 cost 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 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 best option may be a replacement. Our team in Dresden is here to guide you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some assistance in finding a good replacement, give the pros at McFadden Heating & Cooling a call at 1-866-781-0111 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.