HVAC System Replacement: FAQ
When you invest in a top-notch heating and cooling system, you expect it to serve your family well for a very, very long time.
Eventually, however, you have to notice the signs that it’s time to replace your unit.
Here are the questions that we’re usually asked when a client is looking into replacing their system:
When do I know it’s time?
The number one sign is usually when your home’s vents either stop blowing cool air or stop blowing air at all. You’d hate to get to that point!
Here is EnergyStar’s official list of recommendations for when it’s time to replace your unit, but keep in mind that every unit and home is different!
Your home may be in need of new insulation or you may just be experiencing some consequences of poor maintenance. Be sure that you need a replacement before jumping the gun.
Call in an expert to hear their recommendation!
How can I extend the lifetime of my current system?
We tell our customers to schedule regular maintenance on their systems because that is the surest way to keep your system healthy. Don’t wait until things break down before you investigate the mechanics of your system.
If you take care to pay attention to it at the beginning and end of every season change, the likelihood that you’ll experience a breakdown is much, much lower.
What’s the benefit of replacing my not-dead-yet unit?
While systems often perform well beyond their expected lifespan, sometimes it’s not wise to stretch the life of a unit just to save on replacement costs.
This is especially true if your unit has been performing poorly for some time, because you’ve probably been spending way more than necessary on your utility bills and on small repairs.
We love this rule of thumb: “You take the age of the equipment and multiply that by the repair cost. If the number is more than $5,000, then you should consider replacement.
For example, a 10-year-old unit with a $350 repair equals $3,500. It’s OK to repair.”
I’m not financially ready to replace. Do you offer financing?
Yes, we do!
If you’re ready to make the move, consider these questions when choosing your new system. Not sure yet? We’re happy to give you a professional consultation.
Give us a call so that we can get you on the right track today.
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