Every HVAC user desires comfort and an efficiently running HVAC system. Achieving this calls for routine HVAC inspection and maintenance, and you’ll also carry out some repairs during their lifespan.
However, no matter how much preventive maintenance you put, it reaches a point where HVAC repair isn’t enough, and your last remaining option is HVAC replacement.
The only issue is determining the best course of action can be quite a challenge. To help you reach a consensus, consider the following factors:
- What’s the age of your system?
The average lifespan of a furnace and an AC is 10 to 15years. With better maintenance, they can go up to 20 years.
Meaning if your HVAC system is 15 years old, it’s not a direct guarantee for a replacement when it’s still functioning properly. Consider other factors for better decision-making.
- How reliable is your system? Does it break down frequently?
If it breaks frequently, replacement is appropriate. Repairs may be costly when your equipment frequently breaks.
- What’s the state of your indoor air quality?
If you’ve noticed your indoor air contains more dust particulates than usual or the humidity has increased, your HVAC may not be working efficiently. It can be a good candidate for a replacement.
- On a scale of 1-10, what’s your equipment efficiency?
Are you experiencing inconsistent heating/ cooling, or are there some unusual noises? If you encounter any of these issues, you may need to replace them.
- How about your energy bills? Is it high or low?
When your energy bills suddenly skyrocket, your system efficiency might have lowered. This dramatic increase in energy bills may signify your equipment may be ready for a replacement.
Still in doubt?
You can do a cost-benefit analysis and determine which is economical between repairs vs. replacement, or you can also rely on an expert view.
Get HVAC services from Ace Plumbing, LLC.
We understand how difficult it can be to decide between repairing and replacing your HVAC system.
However, it can be much easier with a professional inspection of your system and a second opinion.
If you reside in Ocean County and the Surrounding Areas, reach out to us, we specialize in all HVAC services for commercial and residential properties.