Repair Or Replace HVAC Equipment
Repair Or Replace HVAC Equipment – Wondering if you should repair or replace HVAC equipment? If your system is aging, or it has required recurring, costly repairs, it may not pay to invest more repair money into a failing system.
Often, homeowners require expert assistance to determine when’s the best time to replace HVAC equipment, as a number of related factors may indicate that a replacement is the best option.
How do you know if it’s time to repair or replace HVAC equipment? Here are some clues to watch for:
- Age – The age of your air conditioner or heat pump may give you some idea of how much longer it will last. Manufacturers and HVAC experts assign a useful service life of about 15 years for most HVAC equipment – somewhat shorter on original “construction grade” equipment and installations. You can lengthen that time frame with regular maintenance. But age alone is generally not a good indication of whether to repair or replace HVAC equipment. It’s best to take age into account along with other factors.
- Repairs – If you’ve already had to repair your system, it’s probably time to consider a replacement. Ideally, you should begin investigating replacement systems before the next repair is required. That way, you’ll have the luxury of time on your side to choose the best system.
- Energy costs – When energy bills unexpectedly start to rise, that’s often a signal that your existing HVAC equipment is no longer performing to standards or the associated duct-work has become compromised. By choosing a replacement system with a higher efficiency rating than your existing one, and by ensuring quality installation practices, you’ll lower energy costs — and increase energy savings….and don’t forget the ducts!
- Comfort – Air conditioners or heat pumps that are failing also do a poor job at managing comfort. Humidity control in particular becomes problematic, as problems with the system’s cycles often lead to higher indoor humidity levels.
Put the question of whether to repair or replace HVAC equipment to rest by calling the experts at CoolQuest today. We’ve been serving Hernando, Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough Counties and the surrounding communities, including Tampa, Spring Hill, and New Port Richey since the early 2000’s We’re always happy to help.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
Hernando (352) 277-3027 – Pasco (727) 260-5313
Pinellas (727) 437-0707 – Hillsborough – (813) 775-4132