You count on your HVAC unit to keep your home comfortable. When something goes wrong, you may have to decide whether you want to pay for a repair or a replacement. While it may be tempting to opt for the less expensive solution in your South Jersey home, sometimes it makes more sense to replace an HVAC unit, especially if you’re looking at more costly repairs down the road. Fortunately, Heating Specialties can help you make this critical decision.
First, let’s talk about easy math. If the repair will cost more than half of what it costs to replace the unit, opt for replacement. Expensive repairs make little sense, especially considering potential energy savings and increased comfort from today’s newest HVAC technology. But the answer isn’t always easy, so we’ve compiled a list of considerations for homeowners who wonder if it’s time to invest in something new.
How old is your current system?
HVAC systems, like any significant appliance, have a finite life expectancy. An average HVAC system lasts between 10 and 15 years. If your unit is heading into its teenage years, it may be time to invest in a shiny new system.
How often are you paying for repairs?
Heating Specialties is here for you when you need us. But if you’re calling us every month because your system isn’t heating or cooling as it should, perhaps you should weigh the cost of continued repairs against the price of a new system. Remember, Heating Specialties offers special financing to help you spread the cost over time to fit your budget.
Is your HVAC unit making a lot of noise?
Loud noise is not normal when it comes to your A/C or furnace. Those noises are often warning signs that something is awry in your unit, and you may be looking at a significant repair bill. If you’re noticing loud bangs or whistling, contact Heating Specialties now.
Is your house too cold or too warm?
Have you noticed that you’re not as comfortable as you used to be in your home? If your system isn’t cooling or heating as well as it used to, it may lose its punch. As the machinery ages and wears down, your unit must work harder to do what used to come quickly. This can lead to higher energy bills, which is the last thing needed in today’s economy.
Has your HVAC system been regularly checked and maintained?
Proper maintenance can pay you back in a longer lifespan for your unit. During a heating or cooling tune-up, our trained technicians will thoroughly inspect and clean your system, often catching minor problems before they have a chance to become big and expensive. If you’ve tried to save money by skipping regular maintenance appointments, you may be paying the price now.
Have you noticed any danger signs?
You can live in a home that isn’t as warm as you’d want it to be, but there are sure signs you should never ignore:
- A rotten egg smell could mean a gas leak.
- An electrical smell suggests something isn’t quite right with the unit’s wiring, which makes it a fire hazard.
- Puddles around the unit are never normal.
- A musty smell may indicate moisture buildup, which can lead to dangerous mold.
Contact Heating Specialties immediately if you notice any of these warning signs.
If your HVAC unit is acting up, Heating Specialties can help determine if you need a quick fix or a brand-new system. Remember to check out our offers page for special savings on repairs and replacements. Please don’t put off a service call because you’re afraid of what we’ll find. Call the Heating Specialties team today at (866) 923-2653 or reach out online. Trust Heating Specialties to give you an honest assessment of your problem.