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Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider

The cold weather in the Upper Rio Grande Valley means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting up there 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 Cytech Heating & Cooling can help you figure out if it’s time for a furnace replacement or regular 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 chief 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 almost hit its teen years, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at Cytech Heating & Cooling can work with you to determine if it’s the proper time for a replacement.

2. Cost Comparison

Purchasing a new furnace is an investment a homeowner doesn’t want to make until it’s crucial. That’s why studying the cost of constantly repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is an important part of the decision-making process. When you initially compare the two we have a few things to keep in mind.

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  • Look into when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving as much as possible.

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  • 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 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 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 sensible option may be a replacement.

Our team in the Upper Rio Grande Valley is here to guide you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some guidance in finding the ideal replacement, give the pros at Cytech Heating & Cooling a call at 956-630-3522 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.