Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cool weather in Tuscaloosa means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting along in years, it might be time to start thinking about a furnace replacement. As is the case with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a large investment in your home. The pros at KDM Service Corporation can help you determine if it’s time for a furnace replacement or your yearly furnace service. We have some tips for you to ponder while deciding the future of your furnace. 1. Age of System This will probably be the chief 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 reached maturity, you should probably 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 expense 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. Furnace service Look into when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving as much as 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 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 cost 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 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 Tuscaloosa is here to help you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some guidance in finding a good replacement, give the pros at KDM Service Corporation a call at 205-758-2703 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.