As summer approaches, a homeowner’s most valuable possession is their HVAC system. Staying cool with air conditioning in the hotter months of the year is just as essential to the health and comfort of those who live in your home as it is to your home itself. If your HVAC stops, dies or isn’t working efficiently, it’s time to decide whether or not to turn to HVAC repair or to purchase a new system altogether. The age of your system, the efficiency of your system, and the required yearly heating and air conditioning maintenance should all be taken into consideration when making this decision.
Determining factors on whether to repair or replace your HVAC system
- The Age of the System
One deciding factor of whether or not to repair or replace your HVAC system is to determine how old it is. A system that has been around for 15-20 years or more should probably be replaced, even if regular issues have not yet come up. Many homeowners find that they are surprised at how much cooler, inexpensive, and efficient their new systems are compared to older models. If you believe that your older system still has some life in it and choose to repair it instead of replace it, be sure to have it maintained at least once a year to keep it in the best shape possible.
- The Efficiency of the System
Checking your energy bills is an important step in making the decision to repair or replace your HVAC system. Many homeowners don’t realize how much money they are losing due to old or inefficient HVAC systems. It’s only once they compare bills from their old system to their new one after their HVAC installation that they see how efficient a new system can be. If you are a homeowner that feels you might be paying too much in energy bills, have your HVAC system looked at to determine if a new system could be the right choice for you.
- The Required Maintenance
If you already find yourself pouring money into regular repairs, the decision to replace your HVAC system might be a simple choice. In the long run, you will save money and frustration over breakdowns by purchasing a new system that will run more reliably. On the other hand, if you have an issue with a new system that seems to be an easy fix, paying for a repair is your best option.
Whether you have an old or new HVAC system, regular maintenance is a smart decision
If you require HVAC repair or replacement in the Bay Area, contact B.A. Morrison
Whatever you decide to do, make sure that you have your air conditioning system regularly maintained by HVAC professionals. Maintenance is important for trusty older systems as well as brand new ones to make sure your home is comfortable and at the temperature you prefer. Speak with a Bay Area air conditioning professional at BA Morrison today by calling (510) 538-9817 or send us message online using ouronline contact form.