Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cold weather in Lodi 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 is the case with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a considerable investment in your home. The pros at Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning can help you determine if it’s time for a furnace replacement or annual furnace service. We have some advice to help you along while deciding the future of your furnace. 1. Age of System This will almost certainly be the decisive factor in deciding if it’s time for a repair or replacement. There have been a lot of improvement 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 Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning can assist you in determining if it’s the proper 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 comparing the amount you’ll spend continually 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 Look into when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving whenever possible. Furnace replacement When considering what size your new furnace needs to be it’s a good idea 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 greater energy savings down the road. After you’ve calculated 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 price of a replacement or if your furnace is getting up there in age, the best option may be a replacement. Our team in Lodi 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 Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 209-368-0556 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.