As with any appliance, there may come a time where your HVAC stops working the way it should. In some cases, the issue may be a simple fix, but with bigger problems, you may be asking yourself whether it’s worth it to repair your HVAC or completely replace the entire unit. We know how frustrating this decision can be, which is why, in today’s post, we will provide you with some of the questions you should ask yourself to help you decide whether you should repair or completely replace your HVAC system.
Still not sure you’re making the right decision? Davis Heating & Cooling in Flemington is here to help. Our HVAC contractors have years of experience working with a variety of different brands of HVAC systems, and we always put your needs ahead of our own. The last thing we want is for our customers to feel as if they are being pressured into making a decision that isn’t right for them, so you can count on us to provide you with quality advice that will fit your needs. Explore our website to learn more about how we can help, and give us a call to schedule repairs, replacements, or routine maintenance today!
How Old Is Your HVAC System?
Before you jump to the conclusion of replacing your old HVAC system, you may want to ask yourself how old your current system is. HVAC systems are designed to last between 10 and 15 years, so if you bought your HVAC within the last five years or so, there’s a good chance you don’t need to completely replace it.
On the other hand, if your HVAC system is around 10 years old, it may be time to start thinking about retirement, especially if you’ve found yourself having to repair it more than a few times within the last couple of years. Instead of seeing if your HVAC can hold on for another two years or so, you may want to consider cutting your losses and replacing it altogether.
How Expensive Is the Repair?
Money can be a huge factor in helping you determine whether to repair or replace your HVAC system. Once you discover a problem, the best thing you can do is reach out to a professional HVAC contractor to have them take a look at your system. From there, the HVAC contractor will be able to determine what the problem is and what is causing it, as well as provide you with a quote for how much it will cost to repair it. When you receive the quote, ask yourself if it’s worth repairing or if you should replace the HVAC entirely. If the repair won’t cost much to fix, it may be better to just repair it. However, if fixing the problem will cost roughly the same amount as a brand new HVAC system, it may be a better idea just to replace it.
Is Your System Meeting Your Comfort Needs?
Still trying to decide if it’s worth it to repair your HVAC system? Ask yourself how your system was functioning prior to the issue that led to you seeking help from a professional. Was your HVAC system keeping you and your family warm consistently during the winter? Does your AC function properly and keep you cool during the summer? If the answer is yes, then it may be worth it to get a repair as opposed to a full replacement. That being said, if you were already having minor issues with your HVAC system, and it wasn’t keeping your home as comfortable as it once was, replacing it may be the better option.
Can You Benefit From New Technology?
You may think that all HVAC systems are the same, but newer HVAC systems typically have improvements that make them more energy efficient every year. If it’s been a long time since you bought a new system, you may want to think about whether or not you could benefit from newer technology. For example, if you’ve noticed that your energy bill is slowly creeping up every year, it could be because your HVAC system is getting old and using more power to produce heat or air conditioning. In addition to considering the other factors listed above, you may also want to think about how a more energy-efficient HVAC system could affect your bottom line.
Is It the Right Time for a Replacement?
While the age of your HVAC system, price of the repair, and your needs are important, you also need to consider whether or not it’s even a good time for you to replace your HVAC system. If you’re living on a budget, planning to move in a year or two, or you have other pressing expenses, it may just not be the right time to replace your HVAC system. In this case, you may want to consider making a repair, and your HVAC contractor will be able to steer you in the right direction and provide you with some options.
Need Assistance With Your HVAC System?
If your HVAC system has been acting up, or you have a problem and you’re not sure whether a repair or a replacement is right for you, Davis Heating & Cooling in Flemington is here to help. We offer a variety of heating and cooling services, from repairs and total replacements to routine maintenance. Explore our website to learn more about what we offer, and give us a call to schedule an appointment with one of our expert HVAC contractors.
We look forward to working with you!