Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cold weather in Belton means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting along in years, it might be time to start thinking about 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 Bell Air Conditioning Inc. 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 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 reached maturity, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. can assist you in determining if it’s the proper time for a replacement. 2. Cost Comparison Purchasing a new furnace is an expense a homeowner doesn’t want to make until needed. That’s why analyzing the price tag of frequently repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is an important part of the decision-making process. When you start comparing 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 everything you can. Furnace replacement When considering what size your new furnace needs to be it’s best 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 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 greater energy savings down the road. After you’ve calculated the costs to continually repair your system or to replace it, there’s a simple rule to use as a guide. If your repair cost is 1/3 the price of a replacement or if your furnace is older, the best option may be a replacement. Our team in Belton 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 Bell Air Conditioning Inc. a call at 254-939-1141 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.