Should You Repair or Replace Your HVAC System?
There are plenty of signs that will help you learn when you should replace your HVAC system or at least have it serviced by your local HVAC technician. The following goes into detail about these signs and what they mean.
When to Repair Your HVAC System
- It’s not performing as well as it usually does. Regularly scheduled service can help bring your HVAC system back up to speed.
- You’ve noticed a recent increase in energy consumption. A tune-up not only helps restore your HVAC system’s performance, but also improves its energy efficiency.
- There’s an increase in dust and/or humidity in your home. Either one points toward potential problems that could be fixed during a regularly scheduled visit by your HVAC technician.
When to Replace Your HVAC System
- It’s is more than a decade old. Most HVAC systems have a lifespan of 15 to 25 years. If your HVAC system is rapidly approaching this point, then you should consider a replacement.
- It needs a recharge and it uses R-22. R-22 refrigerant is scheduled to be phased out by 2020, making existing supplies not only hard-to-find, but also expensive to purchase. Replacing your current HVAC system with one that uses the latest in refrigerant technology can help you save money in the long run.
- You spend more on repairs than what a new system costs. A new HVAC replacement can help you save money that would otherwise be wasted on frequent repairs.
- Your energy bills are getting out-of-control. Today’s HVAC systems offer unparalleled energy efficiency thanks to the latest advances in HVAC component technology.
- It can’t keep up with your home’s heating and cooling demands. If your current HVAC system is having trouble keeping your home comfortable year-round, it might be time for a change.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues – especially HVAC and plumbing issues – so that they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.
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