Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cold weather in Springfield means it’s time to schedule your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting up there in years, 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 Bormida Mechanical Services 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 almost certainly be the most telling 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 Bormida Mechanical Services 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 expense a homeowner doesn’t want to make until it’s crucial. That’s why comparing the price tag of constantly repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a crucial 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 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 cost of a replacement. Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings will lead to more energy savings down the road. After you’ve looked at 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 price of a replacement or if your furnace is getting up there in age, the sensible option may be a replacement. Our team in Springfield is here to help you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some help in finding the ideal replacement, give the pros at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc a call at 217-210-2662 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.