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When to Repair Your HVAC System and When to Replace It

Our HVAC Company Can Help You Decide

HVAC repair or replace

Has your heating or cooling system been acting up? It may be hard to tell whether you should call an HVAC repair specialist or just replace the entire thing. Before you decide, ask yourself these questions:

How old is your system?

The typical lifespan is 10 years for furnaces and air conditioners and 15 years for boilers. Many HVAC systems are built to last, but if yours is around this age, it may be time to replace it. Fixing it may could help relieve the problem immediately, but because of its age, something else may go wrong in the near future.

Do you experience inconsistent temperatures?

If your HVAC system is leaving certain areas of your home colder or warmer than they should be, or if you experience excessive humidity or moisture, a new HVAC system may be a more reliable way to keep your home comfortable.

Is the damage dangerous?

Some damages could actually be a danger to you and your home. Things like cracked heat exchangers or rust holes (that could leak carbon monoxide) and extensive water damage are better replaced than repaired. Things like faulty electrical wiring or clogged filters, on the other hand, can simply require HVAC repair.

Is your system efficient?

Thanks to inflation, prices are only getting more expensive and if you have an outdated HVAC system, it could be costing you a lot more money than it should. To lower the cost of your energy bills, look into replacing your system with a more efficient one.

Does your system need frequent repairs?

While small repairs may be able to keep your HVAC unit running, they can add up over time and actually end up costing you more money than you would spend on a brand new unit. Take the cost of these HVAC repairs into account to help make your decision.

Are you moving?

If you’re planning on moving and believe your home’s new owners will replace your heating or cooling system, you may simply want to make a repair to keep it running until you move.

Whether you decide to repair or replace your system, the HVAC repair experts at Timothy Off can help! Contact us today.