HVAC replacement is the obvious answer in certain situations. If you’re currently in any of the following predicaments, the benefits of replacement generally outweigh those of repair.
- Your system is 10 – 15 years old: Follow this simple rule of thumb from Energy Star—if your current system is over 10 years old, it’s time to start looking into an HVAC replacement. Most HVAC systems last for about 15 years, so there’s no immediate need to replace yours if it’s still functioning properly. But by doing your research now, you’ll know just what you want to do should your HVAC system suddenly stop working properly.Keep in mind that with an older system, you are likely spending more on utility bills than you would be if you were to upgrade to a newer model. New technology has made modern systems more efficient, and switching to one of these energy-efficient systems could see you saving big on your utility bills.
- Safety hazards: As always, safety comes first. If you think the problem with your HVAC presents a safety hazard for your family, replacement is the answer. Malfunctions in your cooling and heating system can have scary consequences, including carbon monoxide poisoning and fire hazards.
- You’re constantly repairing your HVAC: If your heating and cooling system has needed repairs more than once or twice in the past few years, it may be time to take the leap with a replacement system. The money you spend repairing older equipment can often be better used towards the purchase of newer, energy-efficient HVAC systems. Here’s a simple guide: If your labor and parts cost upwards of $1,000, look toward replacement.
The team at TNC Mechanical Cooling & Heating, Inc. in Monson, MA., is ready to assist. Serving clients throughout Western MA, the family-owned company offers a wide range of HVAC services. Visit us online for more information or call (888) 284-3892 to schedule an appointment.