Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider

September 11, 2015

The cold weather in Ronkonkoma 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 prepare yourself for a furnace replacement.

As with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a major investment in your home. The pros at Cool Power LLC can help you figure out 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 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, it may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at Cool Power LLC can assist you in determining if it’s the right time for a replacement.

2. Cost Comparison

Purchasing a new furnace is an expense 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 crucial 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 figuring out what size your new furnace needs to be it’s wise 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 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 older, the practical option may be a replacement.

Our team in Ronkonkoma is here to help you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some assistance in finding the ideal replacement, give the pros at Cool Power LLC a call at 631-246-4029.