Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The chilly weather in Plainfield means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting along 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 PWA Heating & Cooling Inc can help you decide if it’s time for a furnace replacement or regular furnace service. We have some advice to help you along while deciding the future of your furnace. 1. Age of System This will most likely be the most telling 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 may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc 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 studying the amount you’ll spend continually repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is an important part of the decision-making process. When you start comparing the two we have a few things to keep in mind. Furnace service Look into when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving everything you can. 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 based on your home size and various other factors such as home design, insulation and the habits 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 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 reaching old age, the best option may be a replacement. Our team in Plainfield is here to help 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 PWA Heating & Cooling Inc a call at 815-768-6656 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.