Furnace Service or Furnace Replacement: What to Consider09/11/2015The chilly weather in Williamsport means it’s time to book your annual furnace service. If your furnace is getting past its prime, it might be time to prepare yourself for a furnace replacement. Just like any other home improvement project, a new furnace is a large 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 a lot of improvement in furnace technology over the years, including an increase in efficiency and a decrease in noise. If your furnace has nearly reached adolescence, it’s a good idea to start looking for a new system. The experts at Lycoming Heating Company can work with you to determine if it’s the right time for a replacement. 2. Cost Comparison Purchasing a new furnace is an expense a homeowner doesn’t want to make until needed. That’s why comparing the cost of constantly 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. Furnace service Make note of when your warranty expires and note what it covers so you’re always saving as much as possible. Furnace replacement When considering 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 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 greater energy savings down the road. After you’ve calculated 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 expense of a replacement or if your furnace is older, the best option may be a replacement. Our team in Williamsport is here to assist 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 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.