Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The chilly weather in Bloomington means it’s time to schedule your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting up there in years, it might be time to start thinking about a furnace replacement. As with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a considerable investment in your home. The pros at All Seasons Heating & A/C Co can help you figure out if it’s time for a furnace replacement or your yearly 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 decisive factor in deciding if it’s time for a repair or replacement. There have been great strides in furnace technology over the years, including an increase in efficiency and a decrease in noise. If your furnace has nearly reached adolescence, it’s a good idea to start looking for a new system. The experts at All Seasons Heating & A/C Co can work with you to 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 it’s crucial. That’s why analyzing the cost 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 Look into when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving everything you can. Furnace replacement When evaluating what size your new furnace needs to be it’s wise to call in the professionals. A technician will determine a load calculation related to your home size and various other factors such as home design, insulation and the typical routine 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 price of a replacement or if your furnace is reaching old age, the best option may be a replacement. Our team in Bloomington 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 All Seasons Heating & A/C Co a call at 812-332-9100 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.