The chilly weather in Pella means it’s time to book 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 considerable investment in your home. The pros at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating can help you determine if it’s time for a furnace replacement or your yearly furnace service. We have some things to keep in mind while deciding the future of your furnace.
1. Age of System
This will most likely be the decisive 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 nearly reached adolescence, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating 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 studying 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.
- Keep track of when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving whenever possible.
- 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 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 increased energy savings down the road.
After you’ve calculated 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 expense of a replacement or if your furnace is getting up there in age, the best option may be a replacement.
Our team in Pella is here to help you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some help in finding the ideal replacement, give the pros at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating a call at 641-628-3621.