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5 Questions You Should Ask Before Replacing Your HVAC

Published on: May 29, 2019

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We know that we talk a lot (i.e. almost all of the time) about how replacing an HVAC system outright can cost you less than it would to repair it—it’s a true fact that we stand by. One thing we haven’t really talked about though are what you ought to really ask about and research before you decide it’s really time to replace a unit. So, let’s do just that! Here are the top five questions you have to ask yourself before you really decide it’s time to get HVAC replacement.

1: How long am I going to stay here?

Do you currently live in a home you are determined to stay in forever and you want it to look and feel nice? Or do you plan to move or are forced to move in the next year? Basically, how long are you planning to live in your home?

If you are only renting, then HVAC isn’t really much of a concern—that’s up to your landlord. If, however, you are planning to sell your home, then replacing the HVAC units can actually be a big selling point in your favour.

2: How old is my equipment?

If you take a look at your home’s HVAC and realize the unit is older than 10 years, it’s not nearly as energy efficient as the latest models on the market. Maybe it was when it was new, but age shows—maybe yours is showing that old age. You will be saving yourself a lot more money down the road by installing a newer, modern unit. You should keep in mind, however, that the average lifespan greatly depends from one home’s environment to the next.

3: Have I asked for lots of repairs in the past year?

If you’ve been faced with one repair job after the other, then it is definitely a better idea to upgrade the entire system. Naturally, a few minor repairs performed only every so often (i.e. you can count on one hand the jobs done in the past several years) doesn’t mean you should give up your money outright on a new unit. However, if there have been frequent problems forcing you to replace or repair multiple parts throughout the entire year, replacing the system will be far less costly to you in the long-term. Speak with your professional technician for more info about this for sure!

4: Are my energy bills getting more expensive?

This one’s an easier question to answer. If it is no, then it means your system is running efficiently enough. Proper maintenance can ensure those energy bills stay low and keep your system working at its best for several years to come. That being said, all of the parts in a unit can and will eventually wear out to the point where it just can’t heat up or cool down efficiently anymore, even if you change the filters often enough or schedule maintenance once or twice per year. So, if the answer is yes, even though you’ve made no major changes in how often you use the system, it’s probably time to replace it.

5: Should I renovate before replacing my current system?

This question is a little trickier to answer. That’s because it entirely depends on the type of system you want to replace, the size system you may need versus the room you want it to go into, and whether the ductwork in your home is compatible with your new system. There are many other things to consider as well, such as the quality of the other components including the thermostat.

All of this you can talk over with your technician. They’ll know the state of your current HVAC the best, and whether or not it’s a good idea to renovate before they install your replacement system. After all, you don’t want to end up with an improperly sized system or encounter problems with your brand new one because of the room it’s going into.

So, now that you’ve thought harder about your answers to these questions, is it truly time to replace your home’s HVAC? If you’ve determined the answer is yes, give us a call. At Rep-Air Heating And Cooling we provide our customers with many options that will best suit your needs from heating and cooling to refrigeration. Contact us today for your complimentary quote: 1-778-728-1476 or and don’t forget to take a look at our website: Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for free giveaways!

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