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So, your HVAC system is struggling. Before deciding on whether to repair or replace any equipment, there are key questions you should ask yourself. The answers can help you determine what the best course of action will be.
What’s the age of your unit?
Older units can be difficult to acquire replacement parts for repairs. As manufacturers’ design and bring to market newer, more energy efficient models, they begin to phase out older models and associated spare parts. If your house has an older unit that needs repairs, it may be more cost effective to replace the unit rather than searching for hard to find, potentially expensive spare parts.
What’s the Condition of Your Unit?
If your air conditioner hasn’t been properly maintained, the best approach might be to replace the entire unit rather than continuing to invest in costly repairs. This can help you avoid untimely breakdowns in the heat of the summer or the chill of winter. And, a newer unit will heat and cool your home while using less overall energy. It will also cost less to maintain, have a manufacturer’s warranty, and possibly an extended warranty available to purchase from your local HVAC company.
How Long Are You Planning to Keep Your House?
Whether or not you are planning on staying in your home for many more years is a big factor in deciding whether to repair or replace your heating and cooling units. If you are planning on moving within three years, you can save money by having the unit repaired. If you are looking at staying in your house for more than three years, a replacement will be a better option. Depending on the SEER rating, 13 to 23 or higher, your annual energy savings may be anywhere from 38% to 65% or greater.
When you need advice on repairing or replacing your HVAC equipment, our HVAC professionals can diagnose, repair, and recommend new air conditioning, heating, and furnace equipment. Call us today at 480-968-5652. We’re here to help!