Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cold weather in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio means it’s time to book 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 Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. 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 probably 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 almost hit its teen years, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. can help you determine 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 necessary. That’s why studying the cost of continually repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a vital part of the decision-making process. When you start comparing 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 as much as possible. Furnace replacement When evaluating 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 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 more energy savings down the road. After you’ve calculated 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 older, the sensible option may be a replacement. Our team in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio is here to assist you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some help in finding a good replacement, give the pros at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. a call at 419-592-4756 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.