Nothing lasts forever, including your HVAC system. As the years go by, equipment grows older and is more likely to break down. Sometimes you can buy more time with an expert fix by Heating Specialties of South NJ. Sometimes, though, it’s time to ask yourself if the repair bill makes financial sense or whether it’s time to look at buying a replacement.
Should you repair or replace?
Most homeowners would like to keep their equipment working if it can run efficiently. That’s the defining principle, though. At what point does aging equipment no longer justify the repair and upkeep costs? Let’s look at some common questions to consider.
How old is your unit?
Most HVAC systems have a lifespan of about 10-15 years. You can certainly up the odds of keeping it running by committing to regular maintenance checks, but eventually, even the best unit will cost more to maintain than it does to replace.
How much does it cost to repair it?
Have you heard of the $5,000 rule? The HVAC industry recommends multiplying your repair estimate by the age of your unit. Consider a replacement if the total is more than $5,000. Head over to Heating Specialties’ offers page to see what special savings you can enjoy.
Is your current unit safe and efficient?
Safety matters, especially when it comes to your home and your family. If you notice a burning smell, musty odors, a rotten egg smell, or leaks around your unit, you may be experiencing potentially dangerous problems with your unit. Contact Heating Specialties right away to schedule a service call.
Is your current unit under warranty?
Most HVAC units have a manufacturer’s warranty, which may cover larger repair bills. Your Heating Specialties HVAC tech can tell you more about the warranty and advise whether it’s still active. If a warranty no longer covers your unit, upgrading to a newer one may be time. Are you noticing higher energy bills?
<h3>Are you noticing higher energy bills?</h3>
Energy costs are rising, but you may notice dramatically higher energy bills than expected. Check out our advice for saving money on your energy bills. If those tricks don’t work, it may be time for a new HVAC system. Today’s latest systems are more energy efficient than their predecessors, and your energy savings can help pay for a replacement.
How to save money on a new HVAC system
Suppose it’s time to replace your HVAC system; talk to your Heating Specialties representative about any current specials or rebates. The 2022 Inflation Reduction Act offers replacement incentives in the form of rebates and tax credits, which can ease the burden on your wallet. Heating Specialties also offers flexible financing options for HVAC installation and repair services.
All good things must end, even the HVAC system you’ve relied on for the past decade. Do you know what doesn’t end, though? Heating Specialties is committed to the best HVAC repair and replacement services in South Jersey. If your HVAC system isn’t keeping your home comfortable, call us now at (866) 923-2653 or schedule your appointment online. We also offer free estimates and will prepare a practical solution for your unique needs and family budget.