Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cool weather in Plover 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 consider a furnace replacement. Just like any other home improvement project, a new furnace is a large investment in your home. The pros at Point Heating & Cooling can help you determine if it’s time for a furnace replacement or annual furnace service. We have some tips for you to ponder 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 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, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at Point Heating & Cooling can work with you to determine if it’s the right time for a replacement. 2. Cost Comparison Purchasing a new furnace is an expenditure a homeowner doesn’t want to make until necessary. That’s why comparing the cost of frequently repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is an important part of the decision-making process. When you begin 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 figuring out 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 related to 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 price of a replacement. Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings will lead to greater 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 getting up there in age, the best option may be a replacement. Our team in Plover is here to guide you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some help in finding a good replacement, give the pros at Point Heating & Cooling a call at 715-345-1979 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.