Your HVAC system is not only immensely important to the comfort of your home, but it is also immensely complex with all the ductwork and parts. It is a big investment in your Aurora home, so when it malfunctions it is a big deal. The question most homeowners have when it comes to problems with their HVAC is: Does it just need repairs or does it need to be replaced?
We all know how valuable your air conditioner is in Aurora during the summer months so going without it is not an option. The first thing you need to do is call an HVAC repairs company in Aurora for an inspection and a quote. The first thing you need to keep in mind when considering if it is time to repair or replace your air conditioner is age. Most units are built to last, and will indeed last with proper care and routine maintenance. However, if your current HVAC system is 10 or more years old, replacement may need to become a serious consideration. A good rule of thumb is to use what is referred to as the ‘5,000 Rule,’ which means you take the age of your equipment and multiply that by the quoted repair cost. If the resulting number exceeds $5,000, then your money will be better spent replacing the unit. If it is less, then go ahead and repair it. That being said, it is generally recommended that units over 15 years old should be replaced. Recent advances in HVAC technology have greatly improved energy efficiency, so units over 15 years old are not as efficient.
Aside from the unit’s age, there are a few other things you should consider when deciding to repair or replace your system. Consider how often your unit malfunctions or requires repairs. If there seem to be frequently occurring problems, your money might better be spent in replacing the unit rather than repairing it every few months. Another thing to consider is whether your energy bills are rising, or whether your system is able to satisfactorily maintain your desired temperature. If your energy bill is on the rise, a new energy-efficient HVAC system could end up saving you an estimated 20% on heating and cooling costs for your home. On the other hand, if your unit rarely malfunctions or needs repairs, your energy bills are low, and you keep up with recommended maintenance, there is no need to replace it. Trained and experienced HVAC technicians, like those at All Seasons Heating & Cooling, will be able to make the necessary repairs your unit needs.
If your HVAC system malfunctions, you need help gauging the condition of your existing unit, or you need routine maintenance, look no further than All Seasons. We will be able to inspect your HVAC system to find the source of the problem and repair any parts necessary to get it functioning again. If a new system is recommended or required, we can handle all the installation. We offer routine maintenance services and emergency repairs when you need it most. Whether you need trusty advice on taking care of your air conditioner, are looking for energy-saving tips, need emergency repairs, or even need a whole new system, you can rely on All Season’s Heating & Cooling.