Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cool weather in Rock Hill means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting along in years, it might be time to start thinking about a furnace replacement. Just like any other home improvement project, a new furnace is a considerable investment in your home. The pros at US Air Heating and Cooling can help you decide 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 probably be the decisive 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, it may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at US Air Heating and Cooling 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 studying the amount you’ll spend frequently repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a crucial 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 as much as possible. Furnace replacement When figuring out what size your new furnace needs to be it’s best 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 expense of a replacement. Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings will lead to increased energy savings down the road. After you’ve looked at the costs to continually repair your system or to replace it, there’s an uncomplicated rule to use as a guide. If your repair cost is 1/3 the expense of a replacement or if your furnace is reaching old age, the sensible option may be a replacement. Our team in Rock Hill is here to help 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 US Air Heating and Cooling a call at 803-980-4328 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.