Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The chilly weather in Peoria means it’s time to make an appointment for your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting up there in years, it might be time to start thinking about a furnace replacement. Just like any other home improvement project, a new furnace is a considerable investment in your home. The pros at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC can help you determine 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 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 reached maturity, it may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC can work with you to determine if it’s the appropriate time for a replacement. 2. Cost Comparison Purchasing a new furnace is an investment a homeowner doesn’t want to make until necessary. That’s why studying the cost of constantly repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a vital part of the decision-making process. When you initially compare 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 figuring out 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 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 more 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 older, the sensible option may be a replacement. Our team in Peoria is here to help you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some guidance in finding a good replacement, give the pros at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC a call at 309-437-2703 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.