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Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider

The chilly weather in Denton means it’s time to schedule your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting along in years, it might be time to prepare yourself for 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 Oak Point Heating and Air LLC can help you figure out if it’s time for a furnace replacement or your yearly furnace service. We have some things to keep in mind 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 many advancements 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 Oak Point Heating and Air LLC 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 necessary. 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

  • Make note 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 best 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 habits 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 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 simple 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 practical option may be a replacement.

Our team in Denton is here to assist 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 Oak Point Heating and Air LLC a call at 940-202-1202.

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