Choosing to repair or upgrade the HVAC system in your Atlantic Beach, FL, home isn’t a decision to take lightly. While repairing your system may seem like the least costly and most prudent option, it may not be in the long run. If you’re on the fence about whether you should foot the bill for a repair or just upgrade your whole HVAC system, consider these factors:
The Age of the System
Older systems last only 10 to 15 years. Even if you regularly maintain yours, it’ll begin to wear down and lose efficiency as it ages. If your system is approaching 10 years and you’re facing a significant repair, it may be more prudent to invest in a new unit instead of trying to extend the life of the older one for only a year or two.
The Efficiency of Your System
Because technology has become more advanced, newer systems are significantly more efficient than older models. On top of that, even with regular maintenance, your system will begin to run less efficiently once it nears the 10-year mark. If you’re in need of HVAC repair but have noticed a significant increase in your utility bills in recent months, it may be more cost-effective in the long run to install a new system.
The Size of Your Unit
If you have added square footage to your home, your HVAC system may no longer have the capacity to effectively and efficiently heat or cool the space. When your system is too small for your home, it’ll constantly run. As a result, it’ll drive up your energy bills and reduce the comfort in your home. Check to see if your system is rated to accommodate the additional space. If it’s not, consider investing in a larger model.
Still unsure of whether to repair or replace? Contact Ed’s Comfort Solutions for expert help. One of our service technicians can present you with all available options.
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