The cool weather in Mankato area means it’s time to make an appointment for 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 considerable investment in your home. The pros at Northern Comfort Inc can help you decide 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 probably be the chief 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, it may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at Northern Comfort Inc can help you determine if it’s the appropriate 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 comparing the price tag 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.
- Make note of when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving whenever possible.
- When considering what size your new furnace needs to be it’s wise 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 routines of people living inside the home.
- The energy efficiency level of the system will factor into the price of a replacement.
- Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings will lead to more energy savings down the road.
After you’ve calculated 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 best option may be a replacement.
Our team in Mankato area is here to guide you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some help in finding a quality replacement, give the pros at Northern Comfort Inc a call at 507-387-6596.