The chilly weather in Des Moines means it’s time to make an appointment for your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting up there in years, it might be time to prepare yourself for a furnace replacement.
As is the case with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a considerable investment in your home. The pros at Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling can help you determine 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 almost certainly 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 Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling can work with you to determine if it’s the right 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 crucial part of the decision-making process. When you initially compare the two we have a few things to keep in mind.
- Look into when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving whenever possible.
- 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 related to 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 calculated the costs to continually repair your system or to replace it, there’s a simple rule to use as a guide. If your repair cost is 1/3 the cost of a replacement or if your furnace is older, the sensible option may be a replacement.
Our team in Des Moines is here to help 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 Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling a call at 515-207-6569.