Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The chilly weather in Locust means it’s time to make an appointment for 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 major investment in your home. The pros at Dynamic Comfort Solutions can help you determine 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 most likely be the chief 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 almost hit its teen years, it’s a good idea to start looking for a new system. The experts at Dynamic Comfort Solutions 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 necessary. That’s why studying the cost of continually 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 based on 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 expense of a replacement. Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings will lead to greater 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 Locust is here to guide you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some guidance in finding the ideal replacement, give the pros at Dynamic Comfort Solutions a call at 704-485-5506 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.