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As a homeowner, it’s likely at some point; you’ll need to consider replacing your heating or cooling unit. Making the decision to do so can be difficult because you’re likely faced with a large budgetary decision as well as a plethora of choices when it comes to picking the right unit for your home.
Age – When your air conditioner or heat pump is more than 10 years old, or your furnace is more than 15 years old, it’s probably time to upgrade to a newer model.
Cost – If your unit requires more and more repairs to keep it going, and your energy consumption seems to be increasing, a new unit might be a better investment over repair costs and energy bills.
Performance – Systems that are too noisy or don’t heat or cool like they once did are also good candidates for replacement.
When you upgrade to a new heating or cooling unit, you’ll want to also consider your ductwork and it’s effectiveness. Leaky air ducts can hinder the performance of even the most efficient unit available. Save yourself time, money and frustration and have your ducts inspected and sealed. With so many choices available on the market today, make sure you select a unit that is right for your home and comfort needs. It is highly recommended you consult with an experienced professional who can help you determine the energy efficiency and other important considerations so you don’t end up making a costly wrong decision.
Choose an HVAC contractor who offers up front pricing and financing to fit your budget. Purchasing a new unit is a big financial decision and nobody likes added costs or other surprises when making such a large purchase. When you do make the decision to upgrade to a new heating or cooling unit, make sure you’re getting what you’re paying for – have your unit professionally installed. Not doing so can cost you more in higher energy bills and reduced system efficiency.
If you’re considering a new air conditioner, heat pump or furnace for your home consult with a Service Champions Heating and Air Conditioning expert or schedule a free estimate today!