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What to Consider When Choosing to Replace Your HVAC Unit


Your HVAC systems come with an average lifespan of generally 10-15 years. Continuing to run them beyond that limit can mean higher utility costs and occasional breakdown and costly repairs. Yes, we understand that HVAC replacement can be costly, but it can also save you money in the long-run.

When Should You Replace Your HVAC?

If you are not too sure about whether it is really time for a replacement, you can always ask for a specialists’ advice from an HVAC professional like us. Sometimes, a repair may get you above the water and make your system run smoothly for another couple years. At other times, however, a repair will only add up to the expense while only delaying the inevitable, not to mention the massive utility bills you will need in the meantime.

So, when is the time you should go for a replacement? As we said, an HVAC professional will be able to advise you on this. There are, however, some pointers which will convey to you the need to go for a brand new system. So, when you see that your unit is leaking fluid regularly; is making unexpected noises on a frequent basis; is making your utility bill go higher every passing month (even when the thermostat setting is kept constant), you know that it is time to go out and shop!

What You Need To Consider When Choosing To Replace Your HVAC Unit

However, once you have made the decision to go for a replacement, another task is to decide on the type of unit and model you will like to go for this time. Contact an HVAC servicer at this point and request them to make recommendations and give you a separate estimate for each of the recommended options. Make sure the estimate includes things like installation and labor costs, energy efficiency, parts prices, etc. and that there are no strings attached.

You must also make sure to ask whether or not you will need humidifiers or dehumidifiers, depending on the place you live. Larger homes often profit from multiple zoning, so check if that is a viable option for your home, since zoning your HVAC system can be beneficial in the long run.

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