Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The chilly weather in Carlsbad means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting along in years, it might be time to prepare yourself for a furnace replacement. As is the case with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a considerable investment in your home. The pros at Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services 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 chief 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 reached maturity, it may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services 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 needed. That’s why analyzing the amount you’ll spend 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 Keep track of 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 best 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 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 increased 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 getting up there in age, the sensible option may be a replacement. Our team in Carlsbad is here to guide you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some assistance in finding a quality replacement, give the pros at Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services a call at 575-887-7777 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.