Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The chilly weather in Odessa 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 Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning can help you decide 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 chief 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 reached maturity, it’s a good idea to start looking for a new system. The experts at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning can assist you in determining if it’s the right time for a replacement. 2. Cost Comparison Purchasing a new furnace is an expense a homeowner doesn’t want to make until needed. That’s why studying the cost of constantly repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a vital 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 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 by taking into account 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 more energy savings down the road. After you’ve researched 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 cost of a replacement or if your furnace is older, the best option may be a replacement. Our team in Odessa is here to assist you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some help in finding the ideal replacement, give the pros at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 432-333-2208 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.