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Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider

The cool weather in Metro Atlanta means it’s time to schedule your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting up there 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 major investment in your home. The pros at ACS Inc can help you figure out if it’s time for a furnace replacement or your yearly 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 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 ACS Inc can work with you to determine if it’s the proper time for a replacement.

2. Cost Comparison

Purchasing a new furnace is an expenditure a homeowner doesn’t want to make until it’s crucial. That’s why analyzing the price tag of constantly repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a vital part of the decision-making process. When you begin comparing the two we have a few things to keep in mind.

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  • Look into when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving whenever possible.

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  • 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 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 expense of a replacement.
  • Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings will lead to more energy savings down the road.

After you’ve looked at the costs to continually repair your system or to replace it, there’s a simple rule to use as a guide. If your repair cost is 1/3 the price of a replacement or if your furnace is reaching old age, the best option may be a replacement.

Our team in Metro Atlanta is here to assist you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some guidance in finding a quality replacement, give the pros at ACS Inc a call at 770-939-7500 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.