Replacing your HVAC system is an investment. In fact, it’s one of the five largest expenses most homeowners incur. With that in mind, here are some things to think about when considering replacement.
Why should I replace my HVAC system?
If your system is approaching or beyond 20 years of age: Older systems are more likely to fail, and you might get one thing fixed just to have another one break. Older systems may not be very efficient, as the older they get the less efficient are.
If your system needs an expensive repair: Weigh your options to see if the life expectancy of your system justifies the cost of the repair. We can only guess what the life expectancy can be, it’s not known for sure, so the system could be repaired just to have it live for only a few more months.
If you’re unhappy with your system’s performance: If your system is cycling on and off too often that’s hard on the equipment and could cause it to fail. If it gets too warm and then too cold during heating and cooling cycles, it’s not just uncomfortable, it’s costing you money. If you’re wanting something that will run more efficiently, replacement with the right system might be your best bet.
If your system has experienced a catastrophic failure: Some failures cannot or should not be repaired. If the problem is that bad, replacement is a better option.
The upside of replacing your system
New systems are covered under a parts warranty: Your warranty will safeguard you when it comes to some labor costs and repairs on your system. A new warranty provides peace of mind.
Your new system will be less likely to break: Systems break when they’re being used, and of course, they’re being used when you need them. You’re much less likely to be without heating or cooling right when you need it if you have a new system.
You have control: You will be able to consider your options and choose the system that has the features and benefits you want and that fits your budget. You can even choose when the replacement is done rather than dealing with it in an emergency.
New systems are safer: A new system won’t have worn components and will have additional safety features in place.
The downside of replacing your system
New systems are expensive: When an emergency hits, you may have limited options and end up purchasing a system you may not have selected otherwise. Planning ahead will give you time to research, save up or review your options. We can work with you to find the best solutions for your situation, and we offer financing to help offset costs over time.
Things to keep in mind
A good financing option can spread the expense over time: Financing programs are available. A good financing offer can make replacement more affordable for you and your budget.
A regular maintenance program helps systems run better and last longer: Your HVAC system also requires regular maintenance similar to changing the oil in your car or regular dental appointments, every year to keep it running at its best. Your trusted HVAC contractor can advise you on proper maintenance.