Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cool weather in Pacheco 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. Just like any other home improvement project, a new furnace is a large investment in your home. The pros at Clean Air HVAC 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 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 nearly reached adolescence, it’s a good idea to start looking for a new system. The experts at Clean Air HVAC can assist you in determining if it’s the proper 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 comparing the price tag of frequently repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a crucial part of the decision-making process. When you start comparing 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 as much as possible. Furnace replacement When considering what size your new furnace needs to be it’s wise 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 price 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 price of a replacement or if your furnace is getting up there in age, the sensible option may be a replacement. Our team in Pacheco is here to assist you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some guidance in finding a quality replacement, give the pros at Clean Air HVAC a call at 925-689-7017 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.