The cold weather in Temple/Belton means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting along in years, it might be time to consider 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 right 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 analyzing the cost of continually repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is an important part of the decision-making process. When you begin comparing the two we have a few things to keep in mind.
- Look into when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving as much as 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 price 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 cost of a replacement or if your furnace is older, the best option may be a replacement.
Our team in Temple/Belton is here to help you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some help in finding a quality replacement, give the pros at Bell Air Conditioning Inc a call at 254-307-9572.