Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cold weather in Franklin Lakes means it’s time to book 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 major investment in your home. The pros at Total Comfort can help you figure out if it’s time for a furnace replacement or annual furnace service. We have some advice to help you along while deciding the future of your furnace. 1. Age of System This will almost certainly be the chief 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 reached maturity, it may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at Total Comfort can help you determine if it’s the appropriate 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 price tag of constantly 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 whenever 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 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 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 price of a replacement or if your furnace is reaching old age, the best option may be a replacement. Our team in Franklin Lakes is here to assist you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some help in finding a quality replacement, give the pros at Total Comfort a call at 201-891-1333 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.