Repair or Replace Your HVAC System?

As a homeowner, you may find yourself asking this question at some point: Should I repair or replace my HVAC system? When deciding what’s best for you and your family, there are a few things to consider.

  1. Age

The lifespan of most HVAC units is around 15-20 years. While you can repair an older unit, it may not be the best financial decision in the long run. If your HVAC unit has reached the end of its lifespan, you should consider replacing it.

  1. Safety

Does your HVAC unit present safety hazards? If so, then replacing your unit is the answer. Malfunctioning HVAC systems can pose serious issues, including carbon monoxide poisoning and fire hazards.

  1. Constant Repairs

If you’re finding yourself constantly having to repair your HVAC unit, consider replacing your unit for a newer, more efficient model instead. Repairs can get expensive. The money you’re spending towards repairing your old furnace may be better used towards purchasing a more reliable system.

  1. Weird Noises and Bad Smells

Have you been noticing weird noises and/or bad smells coming from your unit? Any clanking, banging or rattling is usually a sign that your system needs to be repaired by a professional. Not only that, but if your unit gives off a bad smell, you should consider having it looked at.

  1. Increased Energy Bills

An increase in energy bills can typically be a sign of dirty filters, duct leaks, failing parts, or lack of maintenance – amongst other things. Usually this is an indication that you need to have your HVAC unit repaired. Scheduling annual maintenances is one way to lessen the need for repairs in the future.

  1. Change in Airflow

Is your AC not as cold as it used to be? Is your furnace not keeping you warm in the winter? A change of airflow can be a sign that your system needs to be repaired. Usually a change in airflow is a sign there’s a problem with the compressor.

How to Prevent Issues With Your HVAC Unit

There is one thing you can to do prevent issues with your HVAC unit in the future: schedule preventative maintenance at least once a year. Not only will an annual maintenance ensure your equipment is working at maximum efficiency for years to come, but it will also extend the life of your equipment. With preventative maintenance, you can also greatly improve your air quality and overall comfort while saving money. Prevent future issues with your HVAC unit and consider scheduling annual maintenances with the pros at Acree Plumbing and Air!

Contact Acree Plumbing and Air Today To Schedule Your Preventative Maintenance Today!

Have any questions about preventative maintenance and wish to get that scheduled? We are committed to providing Tampa, FL homeowners with the best possible service. Whether you have questions about our maintenances, our maintenance program, or something else – contact us today! We are here for all your plumbing, heating and cooling needs.