The Importance of Planning HVAC Replacement
In Chester County and the surrounding area, it’s hot and humid in the summer, and frigid during many winter months. No time ever seems right for a heating or cooling system replacement. Not thinking about HVAC replacement until your system begins breaking down is a big mistake as many people feel rushed through the selection process. Planning to replace your air conditioning and heating with the experts at Timothy Off means you won’t have to go without air conditioning or heating.
When to Consider HVAC Replacement
Although your HVAC system may seem to operate just fine, it has a limited life, as do all mechanical systems. Most HVAC systems last about 15 years, although some last longer with regular preventive maintenance. If yours is at least ten years old, start thinking about replacing it. As your unit ages, repair costs add up. Take a look at your repair costs for the last several years. If they keep getting more expensive, start looking.
Regular Maintenance Uncovers Issues
When you have regular service from Timothy Off certified technicians, they will make you aware of developing problems. Our technicians will advise you on the state of your system and indicate when a replacement may be the best course of action. However, you should also monitor your system for changes like higher utility bills that signal a decrease in efficiency. Also, watch your system for strange noise and inconsistent operation that can also indicate that the unit is on its last legs.
Advantages of Planning Ahead
When you know your system needs replacement, yet it’s still operable, you can take your time to research the HVAC market. Doing so will give you price advantages that you may not get when buying a system during an emergency replacement. You may be able to take advantage of manufacturer rebates or other specials when you are not pressed for time. When you don’t have to undergo an emergency replacement, you can take your time researching energy efficiency and other factors that can impact your decision to buy. In other words, you won’t make rash decisions that you may regret later.
Becoming More Energy Efficient
Planning ahead will let you look into Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) and AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency), both of which explain how much fuel your HVAC system uses. SEER characterizes summer consumption while AFUE describes the winter efficiency of gas furnaces. By taking our time to learn about energy efficiency, you can make a more informed decision when you must buy a new system.
Replacing Both Your Heating and Cooling Systems
When one side fails, i.e. heating, you should also buy the cooling side of your system. For the most efficient HVAC system, you should buy two sides that match as compatible systems will work much more efficiently with one another. Plan to buy the entire system when either heating or cooling fails.
Why Buy from Timothy Off
When you need HVAC replacement in West Chester, PA, and surrounding communities, your best choice is Timothy Off, as our experienced professionals provide you with a complete and fair assessment of all of your HVAC needs. Contact our staff for any HVAC heating and cooling needs that you may have.