Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cool weather in Carpentersville 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 is the case with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a major investment in your home. The pros at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc can help you figure out if it’s time for a furnace replacement or your yearly 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 most telling 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 nearly reached adolescence, it may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc can assist you in determining 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 vital 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 whenever possible. 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 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 expense of a replacement. Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings will lead to increased energy savings down the road. After you’ve calculated the costs to continually repair your system or to replace it, there’s a simple 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 sensible option may be a replacement. Our team in Carpentersville is here to assist 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 Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc a call at 224-699-9229 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.