Should You Be Repairing or Replacing Your HVAC System?
- Fahrhall, Home Comfort, HVAC Repair, HVAC Replacement
When a home comfort system, like a furnace or air conditioner, suddenly stops working it can put a homeowner in a sticky situation. Should the system be repaired or replaced? While repair may cost less at first, there are a number of ways that it can end up costing you more in the long run. Here is what to keep in mind if you run into the choice between repairing or replacing your HVAC systems.
As it gets older, the overall performance of a system will start to wane from years of use. Both heat pumps and air conditioners have an average lifespan of between 10 to 12 years, while furnaces can last a bit longer at an average of 15 to 20 years. If any of your home’s systems are around that age, you can expect more repairs to be needed in the near future. Rather than paying for continuous repairs, replacing your HVAC systems is the more cost-effective strategy in the long run.
Depending on how old your system is, the technology being used in your home could be extremely outdated. New smart features have been added to systems over the years, which can help you control the climate in your home with ease. Not to mention, there are a number of high-efficiency HVAC systems that will help save money on your utility bills! Don’t repair inefficient units that keep costing you more for utilities, replace your HVAC systems.
Many homeowners are choosing to continuously repair their HVAC systems instead of upgrading to new ones. Save money in the long run by replacing your HVAC systems when they get to a certain age, or when repairs start to add up.
If you think it’s time to finally upgrade your old HVAC system,
contact Fahrhall to have improve the overall home comfort and efficiency in your home.
Fahrhall Home Comfort Specialists have been in the HVAC business for over 50 years. Our certified technicians are experts when it comes to furnace and air conditioner maintenance and installation, and we take pride in providing outstanding service to the customers and community in the Windsor-Essex & Chatham-Kent areas.