Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider

September 11, 2015

The cold weather in Bartlesville 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 prepare yourself for a furnace replacement.

Just like any other home improvement project, a new furnace is a major investment in your home. The pros at Farris Heating & Air can help you decide if it’s time for a furnace replacement or regular 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 decisive 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 Farris Heating & Air can work with you to determine if it’s the proper time for a replacement.

2. Cost Comparison

Purchasing a new furnace is an expenditure a homeowner doesn’t want to make until it’s crucial. That’s why comparing the price tag of continually 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

  • Make note of when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving everything you can.

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 by taking into account 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 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 expense of a replacement or if your furnace is getting up there in age, the sensible option may be a replacement.

Our team in Bartlesville 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 Farris Heating & Air a call at 918-534-8194.