Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cool weather in East Hanover means it’s time to make an appointment for your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting past its prime, it might be time to consider a furnace replacement. Just like any other home improvement project, a new furnace is a large investment in your home. The pros at Effective Service Group, LLC. can help you figure out 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 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 Effective Service Group, LLC. can assist you in determining if it’s the proper time for a replacement. 2. Cost Comparison Purchasing a new furnace is an expense a homeowner doesn’t want to make until needed. That’s why analyzing the cost of frequently 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 Make note of when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving as much as possible. Furnace replacement When evaluating what size your new furnace needs to be it’s wise to call in the professionals. A technician will determine a load calculation related to 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 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 East Hanover is here to help you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some assistance in finding the ideal replacement, give the pros at Effective Service Group, LLC. a call at 973-884-0065 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.