The cold weather in Hattiesburg means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting past its prime, it might be time to start thinking about a furnace replacement.
As is the case with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a large investment in your home. The pros at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning can help you figure out 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 almost certainly be the most telling 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, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at Oak Grove 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 it’s crucial. That’s why analyzing the cost of frequently 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.
- Look into when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving whenever possible.
- When figuring out 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 based on 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 cost of a replacement.
- Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings will lead to increased 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 cost of a replacement or if your furnace is getting up there in age, the best option may be a replacement.
Our team in Hattiesburg is here to guide you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some assistance in finding the ideal replacement, give the pros at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 601-292-9763.