Repair Or Replace?
It’s not easy to know whether you should repair or replace your home’s heating and cooling system, especially if you’re facing an emergency situation. While there’s no hard-and-fast rule, there are some important considerations to keep in mind as you make your decision or plan when to replace your existing AC and heating system.
Age of your system and cost of repairs
Air conditioners and heat pumps last an average of 10 to 12 years, while gas furnaces have a life span of around 15 to 20 years. If your equipment is within those ranges, expect more repairs in the near future, especially in SE Texas with our higher than normal cooling run times. Why spend funds on never ending repairs on older equipment when Efficient Systems has current promotions through Lennox rebates that significantly reduces the cost of a new system with a 10 year parts warranty.
Technology changes all the time. This is as true for your heating and cooling system as it is for your phone. By replacing aging equipment, you’ll be able to take advantage of smart new features that give greater indoor comfort with increased efficiencies that will save you money on your utility bills.
Size and capacity of your system
Upgrades that enhance the energy efficiency of your home, such as new windows, roofing and insulation, can also affect the ability of your comfort system to dehumidify as needed in humid SE Texas. If you’ve made improvements to your home, you might benefit by downgrading to a smaller unit since less cooling capacity is needed. This will provide better comfort due to lower indoor humidity and also lower operating costs.
If you’re concerned with your energy footprint, you may be surprised to know that your heating and cooling system accounts for about 50% of your home’s energy use. Upgrading to new ENERGY STAR® qualified equipment ensures your units meet or exceed federal standards for energy efficiency.
How well your system is performing
Do you feel like you have to constantly adjust your thermostat to stay comfortable? Does your air conditioner or furnace make noises when it starts up? Does your air feel stuffy or damp? If any of these issues are getting in the way of your home comfort, it may be time to get a new quiet, energy efficient, comfort system installed.
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