Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cold weather in Augusta means it’s time to make an appointment for your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting past its prime, it might be time to start thinking about a furnace replacement. Just like any other home improvement project, a new furnace is a major investment in your home. The pros at McCune Heating & Cooling can help you determine if it’s time for a furnace replacement or your yearly furnace service. We have some tips for you to ponder while deciding the future of your furnace. 1. Age of System This will most likely be the decisive 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, it’s a good idea to start looking for a new system. The experts at McCune Heating & Cooling 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 necessary. That’s why comparing the cost of frequently repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a vital part of the decision-making process. When you initially compare 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 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 greater 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 getting up there in age, the practical option may be a replacement. Our team in Augusta is here to guide you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some guidance in finding a good replacement, give the pros at McCune Heating & Cooling a call at 316-733-9123 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.