Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The chilly weather in Colorado Springs 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 is the case with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a large investment in your home. The pros at Triton HVAC & Refrigeration 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 probably 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 almost hit its teen years, it may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at Triton HVAC & Refrigeration 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 necessary. That’s why analyzing the amount you’ll spend continually repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a vital part of the decision-making process. When you initially compare 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 everything you can. Furnace replacement When considering what size your new furnace needs to be it’s wise 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 price 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 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 reaching old age, the practical option may be a replacement. Our team in Colorado Springs 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 Triton HVAC & Refrigeration a call at 719-332-3458 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.