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Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider

The chilly weather in Westminster means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting past its prime, it might be time to consider a furnace replacement.

As with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a considerable investment in your home. The pros at True Heating & Cooling can help you figure out if it’s time for a furnace replacement or annual furnace service. We have some tips for you to ponder while deciding the future of your furnace.

1. Age of System

This will probably be the most telling 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, it may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at True Heating & Cooling 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 comparing the cost of constantly repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a crucial part of the decision-making process. When you start comparing the two we have a few things to keep in mind.

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  • Make note 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 a good idea 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 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 cost of a replacement or if your furnace is reaching old age, the practical option may be a replacement.

Our team in Westminster is here to assist 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 True Heating & Cooling a call at 720-316-1898.

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