If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think about your HVAC system until a problem arises, and at that point, it can be almost impossible to ignore. So what do you do? It’s not always an easy decision, so here are a few considerations if you are facing the decision of whether to repair or replace your HVAC system.
- Age of your System: The average life expectancy of an air conditioner or heat pump is 10–12 years and the average life expectancy of a furnace is 15–20 years. If your unit is nearing the average life expectancy, you’ll need to weigh the repair cost against the possibility that more repairs may be needed very soon.
- Energy Efficiency: Equipment that is approaching the end of its life expectancy will typically be much less energy efficient than today’s equipment. A new Energy Star High SEER system could provide significant savings on your monthly energy bills.
- Financial Incentives: Many of our suppliers offer rebates that can save you a decent amount of money on your purchase. Check our Promotions page to learn about current incentives.
- Environmental Impact: Modern equipment is much more environmentally sound than older versions and will help to reduce your carbon footprint.
- Comfort: Your old HVAC system can be responsible for things like air quality, noise, temperature swings, and hot or cold spots throughout the house. If this is the case, a new system could keep you and your family more comfortable all year long.
Remember the 50% rule: When the cost of repairs approaches 50% of the value of your heating or cooling system, it’s generally time to replace the system. Tri-County Heating and Air Conditioning is here to answer all of your questions regarding a new system of any brand and can provide financing and installation to make the process as painless as possible.