Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The chilly weather in Hendersonville means it’s time to schedule your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting along 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 large investment in your home. The pros at Superior Comfort Systems can help you decide if it’s time for a furnace replacement or annual 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 decisive 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 almost hit its teen years, it’s a good idea to start looking for a new system. The experts at Superior Comfort Systems can assist you in determining 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 comparing the cost of continually 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. Furnace service Look into when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving as much as possible. Furnace replacement When evaluating 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 typical routine of people living inside the home. The energy efficiency level of the system will factor into the expense of a replacement. Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings will lead to more energy savings down the road. After you’ve researched 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 older, the practical option may be a replacement. Our team in Hendersonville is here to assist you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some assistance in finding a quality replacement, give the pros at Superior Comfort Systems a call at 828-775-5176 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.