Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cool weather in Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting up there in years, it might be time to prepare yourself for a furnace replacement. Just like any other home improvement project, a new furnace is a considerable investment in your home. The pros at Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling 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 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 almost hit its teen years, it may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling can help you determine if it’s the right 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 price tag 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 Make note 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 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 price of a replacement. Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings will lead to greater energy savings down the road. After you’ve calculated 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 best option may be a replacement. Our team in Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area is here to help you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some guidance in finding a quality replacement, give the pros at Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling a call at 816-286-7258 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.