How to Decide Whether to Repair or Replace Your HVAC System
There comes a time in every homeowner’s life when they have to make a choice about whether they should repair or replace their HVAC equipment. What is the simplest and most cost-efficient solution for your specific needs? If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed by the decision-making process, you’ll be happy to learn there’s any easier way to go about making your final choice. By taking a look at the ABCs of knowing when to repair or replace your HVAC system, you can rest assured you’re making the right judgment call.
First, consider the age of your heating and cooling equipment. If you’ve got an air conditioner or furnace that’s more than 10 years old, you’d be better off replacing it with an energy-efficient unit that has earned the Energy Star label. The same can be said for boilers that are more than 15 years old. Although you’ll need to invest more money up-front, you’ll end up saving significantly on your monthly heating and cooling bills in the long run.
If your energy bills keep going up each month, your system is probably inefficient and needs to be replaced. Be sure to also consider repair costs. If the cost to fix the problem approaches half the value of the heating or cooling system, replacement is wisest.
One of the most obvious signs that something is wrong with your HVAC system is a lack of physical comfort within the home. If it seems that certain rooms within your home are not being warmed or cooled enough, you may be able to fix the problem by having your supply or return ducts inspected and repaired. If the whole home is suffering, on the other hand, your system may be on the fritz. You also have cause for replacement if your home has humidity problems. This often means that your equipment is improperly sized or that you have leaky ductwork.
Whether you need to have your HVAC system repaired or replaced, Sobieski Services, Inc. is the right contractor for the job. We serve residents throughout Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
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