Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The chilly weather in Saint Louis means it’s time to book 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 Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating can help you determine if it’s time for a furnace replacement or annual 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 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, it may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating can assist you in determining if it’s the appropriate time for a replacement. 2. Cost Comparison Purchasing a new furnace is an expenditure a homeowner doesn’t want to make until needed. That’s why studying the amount you’ll spend continually repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a crucial part of the decision-making process. When you begin comparing 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 as much as possible. 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 by taking into account 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 cost 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 cost of a replacement or if your furnace is older, the practical option may be a replacement. Our team in Saint Louis 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 Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating a call at 314-961-0875 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.