Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cool weather in Ontario 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. As is the case with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a major investment in your home. The pros at Stan's Heating, Inc can help you decide 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 decisive 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 reached maturity, it may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at Stan's Heating, Inc can work with you to determine if it’s the right 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 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 Keep track of when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving whenever possible. Furnace replacement When considering what size your new furnace needs to be it’s a good idea 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 expense of a replacement. Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings will lead to increased energy savings down the road. After you’ve researched 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 older, the sensible option may be a replacement. Our team in Ontario is here to guide you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some help in finding a quality replacement, give the pros at Stan's Heating, Inc a call at 541-889-3987 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.