The chilly weather in Omaha means it’s time to schedule 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 The Frazier Company can help you figure out if it’s time for a furnace replacement or annual furnace service. We have some things to keep in mind 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 great strides 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 The Frazier Company can assist you in determining if it’s the right time for a replacement.
2. Cost Comparison
Purchasing a new furnace is an investment a homeowner doesn’t want to make until necessary. That’s why studying the amount you’ll spend frequently 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.
- Make note of when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving everything you can.
- When evaluating 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 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 more 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 cost of a replacement or if your furnace is older, the practical option may be a replacement.
Our team in Omaha is here to help you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some assistance in finding the ideal replacement, give the pros at The Frazier Company a call at 402-628-0206.