The chilly weather in Tuscaloosa means it’s time to schedule your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting along in years, it might be time to consider a furnace replacement.
As with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a major investment in your home. The pros at KDM Service Corporation can help you figure out 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 most telling 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 almost hit its teen years, it’s a good idea to start looking for a new system. The experts at KDM Service Corporation can work with you to determine if it’s the appropriate time for a replacement.
2. Cost Comparison
Purchasing a new furnace is an investment a homeowner doesn’t want to make until needed. That’s why studying 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 begin comparing the two we have a few things to keep in mind.
- Look into when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving everything you can.
- 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 cost of a replacement.
- Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings will lead to more 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 getting up there in age, the sensible option may be a replacement.
Our team in Tuscaloosa is here to help you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some assistance in finding the ideal replacement, give the pros at KDM Service Corporation a call at 205-208-8090.