How to know if you should repair or replace your HVAC System
If your HVAC has been having issues or isn’t performing the way it should be, repair or replacement might be needed. The general lifespan of an HVAC system is 15-20 years, but how do you know what needs to happen and which option you should go with?
While professionals like Bear Service can offer suggestions on your repair or replacement options, it’s good to have an idea of when which solution is best and how it will influence your home (and finances) in the long run. So which to do when? We’re sharing all our suggestions!
In Need Of Repairs
Repairs and replacement parts are a wonderful way to keep your HVAC system in the best condition and running smoothly as it should be. Regular maintenance and upkeep are required for any unit – but systems less than 10 years old most likely only require small repairs or new parts like coils or filters.
These are common things to look out for if your HVAC seems to be having issues:
- Your system runs longer than normal, either starting up or turning off
- You hear unusual noises or knocking sounds
- The thermostat recently stopped working or isn’t getting to the desired temperature
- You haven’t had maintenance on your unit in more than 12 months
Time To Replace Your Unit
As a general rule of thumb, if your unit is more than 10 years old, it’s probably not a bad idea to keep in mind the possibility of replacing your entire unit. While this is more of an up front investment, replacement can save you money in the long run and help you avoid the potentially never-ending pit of problems and repair costs.
Beyond the timeline, you may also want to consider replacing your HVAC system if…
- Repairs cost more than half of the price of your current unit
- Your energy bills continuously increase and are much higher than the average price to pay
- Your home is uncomfortable and can’t be kept at the desired temperature
- Poor air quality including build up of dust is throughout your home
- An expert expresses concerns with your system being a fire hazard
Does your HVAC system need a professional’s help? Call Bear to take a look at things for you today or schedule your service online with our team. Whether you need new parts or an entirely new unit, we can guide you through the next steps and share options with you that fit your needs.