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Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider

The chilly weather in Abilene 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.

Just like any other home improvement project, a new furnace is a major investment in your home. The pros at Abilene Air-Tech Inc can help you determine 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 probably 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 almost hit its teen years, it’s a good idea to start looking for a new system. The experts at Abilene Air-Tech 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 amount you’ll spend frequently 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

  • Look into 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 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 calculated 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 cost of a replacement or if your furnace is older, the sensible option may be a replacement.

Our team in Abilene is here to assist 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 Abilene Air-Tech Inc a call at 325-692-5850 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.