Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cool weather in Bossier City 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 consider a furnace replacement. Just like any other home improvement project, a new furnace is a major investment in your home. The pros at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning can help you decide if it’s time for a furnace replacement or regular furnace service. We have some tips for you to ponder while deciding the future of your furnace. 1. Age of System This will most likely be the decisive factor in deciding if it’s time for a repair or replacement. There have been a lot of improvement 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, it may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning can help you 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 it’s crucial. That’s why studying the price tag of continually 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 whenever possible. Furnace replacement When figuring out what size your new furnace needs to be it’s wise 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 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 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 cost of a replacement or if your furnace is getting up there in age, the practical option may be a replacement. Our team in Bossier City is here to guide you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some guidance in finding the ideal replacement, give the pros at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 800-COOLING or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.