The cool weather in Williamsport means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting up there 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 major investment in your home. The pros at Lycoming Heating Company can help you decide 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 probably be the most telling 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 Lycoming Heating Company can assist you in determining if it’s the appropriate 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 a crucial part of the decision-making process. When you start comparing the two we have a few things to keep in mind.
- Look into when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving whenever possible.
- When considering what size your new furnace needs to be it’s best 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 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 more 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 expense of a replacement or if your furnace is reaching old age, the practical option may be a replacement.
Our team in Williamsport is here to help you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some help in finding a quality replacement, give the pros at Lycoming Heating Company a call at 570-326-4450.