Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider

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The chilly weather in Lake Forest 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 with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a considerable investment in your home. The pros at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can help you figure out if it’s time for a furnace replacement or regular furnace service. We have some things to keep in mind while deciding the future of your furnace.

1. Age of System

This will most likely be the chief factor in deciding if it’s time for a repair or replacement. There have been many advancements in furnace technology over the years, including an increase in efficiency and a decrease in noise. If your furnace has nearly reached adolescence, it may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can work with you to determine if it’s the proper time for a replacement.

2. Cost Comparison

Purchasing a new furnace is an investment a homeowner doesn’t want to make until needed. That’s why analyzing the price tag of 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.

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 figuring out what size your new furnace needs to be it’s best 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 typical routine 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 increased energy savings down the road.

After you’ve looked at 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 cost of a replacement or if your furnace is getting up there in age, the best option may be a replacement.

Our team in Lake Forest is here to help 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 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 949-204-0859.

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