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Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider

The cool weather in Colorado Springs means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting up there in years, it might be time to start thinking about a furnace replacement.

Just like any other home improvement project, a new furnace is a major investment in your home. The pros at Mitchell Heating can help you determine 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 decisive 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, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at Mitchell Heating 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 necessary. That’s why analyzing the price tag of constantly repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a crucial 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 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 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 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 getting up there in age, the best option may be a replacement.

Our team in Colorado Springs is here to help you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some assistance in finding a good replacement, give the pros at Mitchell Heating a call at 719-596-6677 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.