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Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider

The chilly weather in Oxford means it’s time to book 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 major investment in your home. The pros at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can help you decide if it’s time for a furnace replacement or annual furnace service. We have some things to keep in mind while deciding the future of your furnace.

1. Age of System

This will almost certainly be the most telling factor in deciding if it’s time for a repair or replacement. There have been great strides in furnace technology over the years, including an increase in efficiency and a decrease in noise. If your furnace has nearly reached adolescence, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 comparing the cost 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.

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  • Look into when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving as much as possible.

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  • 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 by taking into account 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 cost 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 older, the sensible option may be a replacement.

Our team in Oxford is here to help you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some help in finding a good replacement, give the pros at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 662-281-1231.

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