Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cold weather in Grove City 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. Just like any other home improvement project, a new furnace is a considerable investment in your home. The pros at Air Quality Solutions can help you decide if it’s time for a furnace replacement or regular furnace service. We have some advice to help you along 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 almost hit its teen years, it’s a good idea to start looking for a new system. The experts at Air Quality Solutions can work with you to determine 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 needed. That’s why studying the amount you’ll spend constantly repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a vital part of the decision-making process. When you begin 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 whenever possible. 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 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 cost of a replacement. Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings will lead to increased energy savings down the road. After you’ve researched 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 price of a replacement or if your furnace is reaching old age, the practical option may be a replacement. Our team in Grove City is here to guide 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 Air Quality Solutions a call at 614-871-4144 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.