Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cold weather in Saint Peters means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting past its prime, it might be time to consider a furnace replacement. As with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a large investment in your home. The pros at C-N-O Comfort Zone can help you figure out if it’s time for a furnace replacement or annual furnace service. We have some advice to help you along 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, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at C-N-O Comfort Zone can assist you in determining if it’s the appropriate 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 analyzing the price tag of constantly repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is an important part of the decision-making process. When you start comparing the two we have a few things to keep in mind. Furnace service Keep track of when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving everything you can. 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 by taking into account 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 cost of a replacement. Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings will lead to greater 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 price of a replacement or if your furnace is older, the practical option may be a replacement. Our team in Saint Peters is here to guide 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 C-N-O Comfort Zone a call at 636-578-1777 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.