Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The chilly weather in Muskogee means it’s time to make an appointment for your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting along in years, it might be time to prepare yourself for a furnace replacement. As with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a major investment in your home. The pros at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. can help you determine if it’s time for a furnace replacement or regular furnace service. We have some advice to help you along 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 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’s a good idea to start looking for a new system. The experts at Hix Air Conditioning Service, 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 it’s crucial. That’s why studying the price tag of continually 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 whenever 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 based on 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 greater energy savings down the road. After you’ve looked at 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 getting up there in age, the practical option may be a replacement. Our team in Muskogee is here to assist 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 Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. a call at 918-682-8238 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.