The cold weather in Winnipeg 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.
Just like any other home improvement project, a new furnace is a considerable investment in your home. The pros at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning can help you determine 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 almost certainly be the decisive 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’s a good idea to start looking for a new system. The experts at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning 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 needed. That’s why analyzing the price tag of constantly repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a crucial part of the decision-making process. When you start comparing the two we have a few things to keep in mind.
- Make note of when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving whenever possible.
- When evaluating 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 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 looked at the costs to continually repair your system or to replace it, there’s a straightforward 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 practical option may be a replacement.
Our team in Winnipeg is here to assist 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 Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 204-272-8128.