Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cool weather in Vancouver means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting up there in years, it might be time to consider 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 Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC can help you determine 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 almost certainly 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 reached maturity, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC can assist you in determining if it’s the appropriate time for a replacement. 2. Cost Comparison Purchasing a new furnace is an expenditure a homeowner doesn’t want to make until it’s crucial. That’s why analyzing the price tag of constantly repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is an important part of the decision-making process. When you initially compare the two we have a few things to keep in mind. Furnace service Make note of 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 by taking into account 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 expense of a replacement. Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings will lead to greater energy savings down the road. After you’ve looked at the costs to continually repair your system or to replace it, there’s a simple 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 Vancouver is here to help 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 Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC a call at 360-571-5100 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.