Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cold weather in Midlothian means it’s time to book 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 Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. 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 probably 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, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. can help you determine if it’s the proper time for a replacement. 2. Cost Comparison Purchasing a new furnace is an expenditure a homeowner doesn’t want to make until it’s crucial. That’s why studying the cost of frequently repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a vital part of the decision-making process. When you start comparing 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 best 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 habits 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 more energy savings down the road. After you’ve researched 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 getting up there in age, the sensible option may be a replacement. Our team in Midlothian 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 Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. a call at 804-379-1155 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.