The chilly weather in Odessa means it’s time to book 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 Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning can help you decide 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 great strides in furnace technology over the years, including an increase in efficiency and a decrease in noise. If your furnace has reached maturity, it’s a good idea to start looking for a new system. The experts at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning can work with you to determine if it’s the proper 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 analyzing the cost of constantly repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is an important part of the decision-making process. When you start 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 as much as possible.
- When figuring out 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 habits 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 increased energy savings down the road.
After you’ve looked at the costs to continually repair your system or to replace it, there’s a straightforward rule to use as a guide. If your repair cost is 1/3 the expense of a replacement or if your furnace is reaching old age, the sensible option may be a replacement.
Our team in Odessa is here to help you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some guidance in finding a good replacement, give the pros at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 432-237-0168.