Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The chilly weather in Lawrence means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting along in years, it might be time to consider a furnace replacement. As with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a major investment in your home. The pros at Scott Temperature can help you decide if it’s time for a furnace replacement or regular furnace service. We have some tips for you to ponder while deciding the future of your furnace. 1. Age of System This will almost certainly be the most telling 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 nearly reached adolescence, it’s a good idea to start looking for a new system. The experts at Scott Temperature 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 necessary. That’s why studying the cost of frequently repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is an important part of the decision-making process. When you begin comparing 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 whenever possible. Furnace replacement When considering 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 habits 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 greater energy savings down the road. After you’ve looked at 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 reaching old age, the best option may be a replacement. Our team in Lawrence is here to assist you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some assistance in finding a good replacement, give the pros at Scott Temperature a call at 785-843-2244 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.