Do you own an HVAC unit that seems like it needs to be repaired or replaced but you don’t know which decision to make? If so, you’ve come to the right place!
It’s understandable that you may be concerned about your HVAC unit, especially if you’ve owned it for more than 10 years, and it’s starting to show visible signs of aging.
The good news is that understanding when to repair or replace an HVAC is a simple and easy decision to make, especially when you follow these tips
How To Know When To Repair Or Replace Your HVAC Unit
Age – Even though most units are built to last for up to 10 years or longer, the reality is that if your unit is more than 10 years old, this is the first sign that you should consider replacing it, especially since most older systems are not energy efficient like newer models.
If your is only a system ouple of years old, and you can get it repaired for an affordable price, you should consider repairing it especially since the cost of a new unit can be upwards of $5,000 or more.
Cost – Let’s say that you just had your HVAC unit inspected by a licensed HVAC technician and they told you that it’s going to cost more than $5,000 to repair it. In this case, you should consider replacing the HVAC unit, especially since you could spend that money on purchasing a new unit.
Safety – Another reason to consider replacing your HVAC unit is safety because if you feel that it’s unsafe to run it, you should consider a replacement unit immediately, especially if the problems that your HVAC unit currently has cannot be replaced by a licensed technician.
Personal Comfort – Last of all, but most important, if you’re still undecided about if you should repair or replace your unit, the top thing that you should take into consideration is your comfort.
In Frederick County alone, temperatures during the summer months can reach the triple digits so if you don’t have confidence that your HVAC unit is going to be able to withstand another hot summer, you shouldn’t hesitate to invest in a new HVAC unit immediately.
Ultimately, if your HVAC unit is less than 10 years old, and will not cost more than $5000 to repair, then you may want to repair your system but in the end the decision to repair or replace is up to you.
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