Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider

Heating
Service

The cold weather in Huntsville means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting along in years, it might be time to prepare yourself for 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 All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can help you figure out 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 almost certainly 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 reached maturity, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can assist you in determining if it’s the right time for a replacement.

2. Cost Comparison

Purchasing a new furnace is an investment a homeowner doesn’t want to make until necessary. That’s why comparing the amount you’ll spend frequently repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is an important part of the decision-making process. When you start comparing the two we have a few things to keep in mind.

Furnace service

  • Make note of when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving whenever 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 based on your home size and various other factors such as home design, insulation and the typical routine 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 increased 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 reaching old age, the sensible option may be a replacement.

Our team in Huntsville is here to help you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some assistance in finding a good replacement, give the pros at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc a call at 256-801-4701 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

Back To Blog