Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The chilly weather in Florissant 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 large investment in your home. The pros at B & B Heating & Cooling can help you figure out if it’s time for a furnace replacement or your yearly 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 most telling 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 may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at B & B Heating & Cooling can assist you in determining if it’s the appropriate 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 studying the cost of 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. 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 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 increased energy savings down the road. After you’ve researched 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 older, the sensible option may be a replacement. Our team in Florissant is here to assist 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 B & B Heating & Cooling a call at 314-838-9800 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.