The chilly weather in Magnolia 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 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 JTech Mechanical can help you figure out if it’s time for a furnace replacement or regular furnace service. We have some things to keep in mind 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 almost hit its teen years, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at JTech Mechanical can help you 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 analyzing the price tag of constantly 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.
- Make note of 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 based on 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 increased 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 price of a replacement or if your furnace is reaching old age, the best option may be a replacement.
Our team in Magnolia is here to guide 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 JTech Mechanical a call at 281-231-8768.