HVAC Repairs or Replace- Why Repairs aren’t Always the Cheapest Option

HVAC Repairs or Replace? Why Repairs aren’t Always the Cheapest Option

Keeping the inside of your home comfortable is probably one of the main concerns you have. Without the right HVAC (heating, ventilating, & air conditioning) unit in your home, maintaining the right indoor temperature will be nearly impossible. Just like any other part of a home, the HVAC unit will require a number of repairs and maintenance procedures over time. Knowing when to replace your HVAC unit can be difficult without the right professional assistance. There are a number of warning signs you may notice when it is time to get rid of your existing HVAC unit and here are some of them.

Repairs Are Becoming a Frequent Occurrence

While you will need to get used to having repairs and maintenance done on your HVAC unit, there is a point where replacing the unit is the best option. If you have to get repairs done on a monthly or seasonal basis, then chances are the unit in your home is ready to be replaced. The cost of a new unit will pale in comparison to the money you will pay for endless repairs on your old and worn out unit.

The Unit is Over Ten Years Old

When trying to assess whether or not replacing a unit is a good idea, you will need to see how old your existing unit is. For the most part, a HVAC unit is designed to last around 10 to 15 years. After a unit reaches this age, it will begin to be more of a money pit. Rather than sinking money into a unit that is over the hill, you will need to invest in the purchase of a new and more updated HVAC system.  Getting guidance from an HVAC professional is the best way to ensure the right unit is purchased and installed.

An Energy Efficiency Issue

One of the biggest expenses a homeowner will have on a monthly basis is their energy bill. If you start to notice your energy bill is rising steadily, then it may be time to think about replacing your outdated HVAC unit. Many of the older units are not very energy efficient and will cost you a lot of money in the long run. By getting a new more energy efficient HVAC unit, you will be able to save money on your utility costs and keep your home comfortable at the same time.

Inconsistent Temperatures

If the unit you have in place is unable to keep up with the demands you have, then replacing it is your only option. When a unit is on its last leg, it will usually be unable to produce consistent temperatures inside of a home. Instead of freezing in winter or burning up in summer, you will need to get a new unit installed.

Are you in need of a new HVAC unit? Bob Hamilton will be able to help you pick out the right unit and then install it without you having to lift a finger in the process.


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