Your heating system is one of the most commonly used appliances in your home. Like most homeowners, you probably rely on it heavily to keep you warm on colder days. However, like all devices and appliances, your heating system might run into some problems. While some of these issues are easily fixable, there are other more complicated ones that require you to make a difficult decision—do you repair your unit, or replace it? If you are currently in this predicament, you have come to the right place. The pros at Acree are here to share some thoughts on when you should repair or replace your heating system.
If your furnace is about 15 years old or your heat pump is 10 years old, you might want to consider replacing your unit. Wear and tear can cause vital components of your heating system to malfunction randomly and might even lead to a sudden breakdown. The last thing you want is your heating system breaking down in the middle of a freeze or, worse, in the middle of the night. This can cause a great deal of frustration and expensive emergency repairs. Prevent this from happening by looking at your replacement options as soon as possible and consulting with an HVAC technician you trust.
2. Frequent Repairs
You might need to pay for one or two repair jobs here and there. However, if you find yourself shelling out a great deal of money for constant repairs, you might want to consider replacing your heating system. Repairs might be less expensive and might provide a solution, but their affects might be short term. Replacing a heating system that is constantly requiring repairs might be more expensive upfront but will save you money and effort in the long term.
3. Energy Bills are Going Up
If your energy bills are increasing, you might want to tackle other problems first. Make sure your air filter is not clogged and there aren’t any air leaks in your doors, windows or insulation. In addition, make sure your thermostat is functioning properly and is at the right setting. If you have done everything in your capacity and you still find your energy bills increasing, consult an HVAC technician to get to the root of the problem. It might simply require a repair job, but it could also be that your heating system is wearing out and loosing its efficiency.
4. Old or Worn Out Components
If you have a compressor or heat exchanger that is out of warranty or cracked, your first instinct might be to replace these components. This will be considered a repair job which will most definitely be less expensive. However, this way you might be spending a great deal of money to repair an old system which will be reaching the end of its life soon. It might be more cost effective to get a new, more efficient system with a new warranty.
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