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Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider

The cool weather in Brighton means it’s time to make an appointment for your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting past its prime, it might be time to consider 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 D & D Heating & AC can help you determine if it’s time for a furnace replacement or your yearly furnace service. We have some advice to help you along while deciding the future of your furnace.

1. Age of System

This will most likely be the most telling 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 may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at D & D Heating & AC can help you determine if it’s the right 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 price tag of continually repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a vital part of the decision-making process. When you begin comparing the two we have a few things to keep in mind.

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  • Keep track of when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving whenever possible.

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  • When considering 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 habits 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 greater energy savings down the road.

After you’ve looked at the costs to continually repair your system or to replace it, there’s an uncomplicated rule to use as a guide. If your repair cost is 1/3 the expense of a replacement or if your furnace is reaching old age, the sensible option may be a replacement.

Our team in Brighton 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 D & D Heating & AC a call at 720-316-1401.

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