Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The chilly weather in South Beloit and Belvidere 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 start thinking about a furnace replacement. As with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a large investment in your home. The pros at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. can help you decide 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 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 Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. can work with you to determine if it’s the appropriate time for a replacement. 2. Cost Comparison Purchasing a new furnace is an investment a homeowner doesn’t want to make until needed. That’s why studying the cost of constantly repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is an important part of the decision-making process. When you start comparing 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 as much as possible. Furnace replacement When evaluating what size your new furnace needs to be it’s a good idea 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 expense of a replacement. Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings will lead to greater energy savings down the road. After you’ve researched 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 price of a replacement or if your furnace is getting up there in age, the practical option may be a replacement. Our team in South Beloit and Belvidere is here to assist 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 Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. a call at 877-389-2465 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.