Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cool weather in West Valley means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting up there 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 major investment in your home. The pros at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning can help you determine if it’s time for a furnace replacement or your yearly 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 reached maturity, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning 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 needed. That’s why comparing 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 initially compare the two we have a few things to keep in mind. Furnace service Make note of when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving as much as possible. Furnace replacement 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 based on 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 price of a replacement. Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings will lead to more 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 older, the sensible option may be a replacement. Our team in West Valley 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 Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 801-305-4777 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.