Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The chilly weather in Beaverton means it’s time to make an appointment for your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting past its prime, 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 Garoken Energy Co. Inc. can help you determine 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 great strides 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, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at Garoken Energy Co. 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 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 an important part of the decision-making process. When you begin comparing 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 everything you can. Furnace replacement When evaluating what size your new furnace needs to be it’s best 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 routines 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 calculated 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 older, the best option may be a replacement. Our team in Beaverton 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 Garoken Energy Co. Inc. a call at 503-848-3838 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.