Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cool weather in Utica means it’s time to schedule your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting along in years, it might be time to start thinking about a furnace replacement. As with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a large investment in your home. The pros at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. 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 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 nearly reached adolescence, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. can help you 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 it’s crucial. That’s why comparing the cost of continually repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a crucial part of the decision-making process. When you initially compare the two we have a few things to keep in mind. Furnace service Keep track of when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving everything you can. Furnace replacement When evaluating what size your new furnace needs to be it’s wise 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 typical routine 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 price of a replacement or if your furnace is older, the best option may be a replacement. Our team in Utica is here to guide you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some help in finding the ideal replacement, give the pros at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. a call at 586-731-0950 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.