Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cool weather in Wisconsin Rapids 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 prepare yourself for a furnace replacement. As with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a considerable investment in your home. The pros at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc can help you figure out if it’s time for a furnace replacement or your yearly 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 chief 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 reached maturity, it may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc can help you 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 it’s crucial. That’s why analyzing the price tag of frequently repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a crucial part of the decision-making process. When you begin comparing 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 whenever possible. Furnace replacement When evaluating 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 expense 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 a simple rule to use as a guide. If your repair cost is 1/3 the price of a replacement or if your furnace is older, the sensible option may be a replacement. Our team in Wisconsin Rapids 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 Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc a call at 715-421-5555 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.