The chilly weather in Manassas means it’s time to schedule 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 considerable 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 things to keep in mind while deciding the future of your furnace.
1. Age of System
This will most likely be the most telling factor in deciding if it’s time for a repair or replacement. There have been many advancements in furnace technology over the years, including an increase in efficiency and a decrease in noise. If your furnace has nearly reached adolescence, you should probably start looking for a new system. The experts at Woody's Sudden Service Inc can work with you to determine if it’s the proper time for a replacement.
2. Cost Comparison
Purchasing a new furnace is an expenditure a homeowner doesn’t want to make until it’s crucial. That’s why studying the cost of continually repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is an important part of the decision-making process. When you initially compare the two we have a few things to keep in mind.
- Keep track of when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving as much as possible.
- 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 related to 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 price of a replacement.
- Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings will lead to increased energy savings down the road.
After you’ve looked at the costs to continually repair your system or to replace it, there’s an uncomplicated rule to use as a guide. If your repair cost is 1/3 the price of a replacement or if your furnace is older, the best option may be a replacement.
Our team in Manassas 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 Woody's Sudden Service Inc a call at 703-278-2036.