Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The cold weather in Manassas Park means it’s time to make an appointment for your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting along in years, it might be time to start thinking about a furnace replacement. As with any home improvement project, a new furnace is a major investment in your home. The pros at Woody's Sudden Service Inc can help you figure out 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 reached maturity, it may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at Woody's Sudden Service Inc can help you determine if it’s the right time for a replacement. 2. Cost Comparison Purchasing a new furnace is an expenditure a homeowner doesn’t want to make until needed. That’s why analyzing the cost of constantly repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a crucial part of the decision-making process. When you initially compare the two we have a few things to keep in mind. Furnace service Keep track of when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving everything you can. Furnace replacement When figuring out what size your new furnace needs to be it’s a good idea 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 typical routine 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 greater energy savings down the road. After you’ve researched 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 cost of a replacement or if your furnace is older, the practical option may be a replacement. Our team in Manassas Park 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 Woody's Sudden Service Inc a call at 703-369-5528 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.