Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The chilly weather in Bishop means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting along in years, it might be time to consider a furnace replacement. As with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a large investment in your home. The pros at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning can help you determine if it’s time for a furnace replacement or regular 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 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 nearly reached adolescence, it may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning can work with you to 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 needed. That’s why comparing the amount you’ll spend constantly repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a crucial part of the decision-making process. When you start 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 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 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 price 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 a straightforward rule to use as a guide. If your repair cost is 1/3 the cost of a replacement or if your furnace is reaching old age, the best option may be a replacement. Our team in Bishop is here to guide 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 Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 760-784-9034 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.