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Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider

The cool weather in Mankato area 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.

Just like any other home improvement project, a new furnace is a major investment in your home. The pros at Northern Comfort Inc can help you figure out 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 chief factor in deciding if it’s time for a repair or replacement. There have been great strides 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 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 investment a homeowner doesn’t want to make until necessary. That’s why analyzing 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 start comparing the two we have a few things to keep in mind.

Furnace service

  • Keep track of when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving whenever possible.

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  • 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 cost 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 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 sensible option may be a replacement.

Our team in Mankato area 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 Northern Comfort Inc a call at 507-387-6596.

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