Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The chilly weather in Humble means it’s time to schedule your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting past its prime, it might be time to prepare yourself for a furnace replacement. As with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a large investment in your home. The pros at Air Houston Mechanical LLC can help you decide if it’s time for a furnace replacement or annual 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 many advancements 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 Air Houston Mechanical LLC can work with you to determine if it’s the proper time for a replacement. 2. Cost Comparison Purchasing a new furnace is an investment a homeowner doesn’t want to make until needed. That’s why comparing the amount you’ll spend frequently 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 as much as possible. Furnace replacement When figuring out what size your new furnace needs to be it’s best 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 routines 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 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 expense of a replacement or if your furnace is reaching old age, the practical option may be a replacement. Our team in Humble is here to help you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some assistance in finding a quality replacement, give the pros at Air Houston Mechanical LLC a call at 832-777-1521 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.