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How to Tell If Your Furnace Needs Replacement or Repair

It can be difficult to decide whether you should repair your furnace, or move on with a replacement. If your furnace is relatively new or the repair is small, it's probably worth your money to repair the furnace. On the other hand, a major repair on an old furnace is usually not worth the investment. Talk with one of our technicians to learn more about furnace repair and replacement.

Ask the following questions when you are thinking about replacing your furnace:

  • Are any parts still under warranty?
  • How efficient is your current furnace running?
  • Hold old is your furnace?
  • Will you save money on utility bills if it is replaced?
  • How much is the repair?

Sometimes your technician will discover that the part that needs to be repaired on your furnace is under warranty. When the repair isn't going to cost you anything, it makes sense to do the repair. If the part is no longer under warranty and a costly repair, it's time to think about how much life is really left in your furnace.

Efficiency matters when it comes to your furnace. The older your furnace gets, the less efficient it is going to be. This means that your furnace is going to cost you more money to run, even if you keep your home at the same temperature. Once your furnace is below 60% efficiency, it's time to look at a replacement.

If your furnace is more than 15 years old, you are only going to be able to patch it up so many more times. Once your furnace needs a repair and it's reaching 20 years old, consider yourself lucky that your furnace didn't need to be replaced sooner.

Take the time to think about the cost of the repair and what you will potentially save when it comes to utility bills. Remember that a less efficient system is going to cost you more to run. You will recover your money fairly quickly if you replace an old, tired furnace with a more efficient one.

Talk with our technician about the overall repair. Ask what the total cost would be to repair your unit vs. replacing the furnace completely. Our technician will provide you all of the information possible in order for you to make a smart decision.

If you are having problems with your furnace, it's time to contact Aire Serv of Huntsville and talk with one of our professional staff today. We will talk with you about what is going on in your home, and send out a technician right away to determine what the problem is. We will get your furnace repaired or replaced as soon as possible.