The chilly weather in West Valley City means it’s time to schedule your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting past its prime, 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 Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning can help you decide if it’s time for a furnace replacement or your yearly furnace service. We have some tips for you to ponder while deciding the future of your furnace.
1. Age of System
This will probably be the decisive 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, it may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning can help you determine if it’s the proper time for a replacement.
2. Cost Comparison
Purchasing a new furnace is an expenditure a homeowner doesn’t want to make until necessary. That’s why studying the amount you’ll spend constantly repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a crucial part of the decision-making process. When you start 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 evaluating 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 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 expense 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 a straightforward 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 sensible option may be a replacement.
Our team in West Valley City is here to guide you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some guidance in finding a good replacement, give the pros at Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 801-305-4777.