The cool weather in Manassas means it’s time to make an appointment for your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting up there in years, it might be time to start thinking about a furnace replacement.
Just like any other home improvement project, a new furnace is a considerable investment in your home. The pros at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. can help you decide 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 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, it may be time to start looking for a new system. The experts at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. can work with you to determine 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 it’s crucial. That’s why studying the cost of frequently repairing your furnace against the cost of a replacement is a vital part of the decision-making process. When you begin comparing the two we have a few things to keep in mind.
- Make note of when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving everything you can.
- When figuring out what size your new furnace needs to be it’s best 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 habits of people living inside the home.
- The energy efficiency level of the system will factor into the expense of a replacement.
- Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings will lead to increased energy savings down the road.
After you’ve researched 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 getting up there in age, the best option may be a replacement.
Our team in Manassas is here to assist you wherever you are along the decision-making process. Whether you need a repair or some guidance in finding a quality replacement, give the pros at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. a call at 703-260-1148.