Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cold weather in Corpus Christi means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting along in years, it might be time to start thinking about a furnace replacement. As is the case with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a large investment in your home. The pros at McNatt Inc can help you determine 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 most telling 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 almost hit its teen years, it’s a good idea to start looking for a new system. The experts at McNatt Inc can help you determine if it’s the appropriate 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 comparing the price tag of frequently repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a vital part of the decision-making process. When you initially compare 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 whenever possible. Furnace replacement When figuring out what size your new furnace needs to be it’s best 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 price of a replacement. Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings will lead to more 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 expense of a replacement or if your furnace is older, the practical option may be a replacement. Our team in Corpus Christi is here to help you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some help in finding a good replacement, give the pros at McNatt Inc a call at 361-888-4808 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.