Is it Time to Repair or Replace My HVAC System?
April 24, 2020
If you’re wondering whether to repair or replace your HVAC system, it’s important to consider several factors before you make your decision. Whether you repair or replace, the decision will be expensive and have long-term effects, so you need to be confident in your choice. That’s why the pros at Mattioni are here with a guide on when you should repair your unit and when it’s time to replace it.
Before you decide whether to repair or replace your unit, one of the first things you should consider is the age of the unit. If your unit is older than 15 years or your heat pump is older than 10, you might want to consider replacing it. A unit at this age might require frequent and expensive repairs which will add up quickly. It’s much better to pay a higher up-front cost and reap the benefits of a new, well-functioning system that does not require constant repair and equipment replacements.
2. High Heating and Cooling Bills
High energy bills are indicative of other problems with your unit and which simply require proper maintenance or a one-time repair job. If you have high electric bills you should first look into the easiest ways to handle this issue. Make sure you replace your air filter, fix air leaks in your home by adding new weatherstripping to your doors and windows and add any insulation necessary. In addition to that, ensure your thermostat is functioning properly and is on the correct setting. It’s important to do everything you can to ensure your heating and cooling bills are lower before you consider repairing or replacing. If you have done everything you can, get in touch with an HVAC contractor and talk about your options. The solution might be a professional tune-up or repair—but increasing energy bills are often indicative of a unit losing its efficiency because of general wear and tear.
3. Frequent Repairs
A one-time repair job or inspection is normal with several units. However, if you find yourself calling your HVAC contractor and spending money on repairs often, you might want to look into replacing your unit. Think of frequent repairs as expensive short-term solutions. They can help, but they can also add up if you need them constantly and the rewards they reap might eventually lose their value. Replacing your unit might be expensive at first but it will be a better option long-term.
Want to know more about when you should repair or replace your HVAC unit? The pros at Mattioni are here to help! Call us today at 610-400-8510 or schedule a service with us on our website! Our technicians will be happy to answer your questions about HVAC repair, replacement, installation and repair. In addition to that, they will provide top-notch service in these areas to ensure your AC is keeping you cool and comfortable while you’re staying safe at home.