Written on: October 7, 2013
Deciding when to Replace your current heating & air conditioning system versus Repairing it, can sometimes be a confusing journey to embark on.
There are some visual indicators, to start off, that can alert you when that time is upon you. When the structural integrity of your unit is marginal, it is very likely that it cannot be repaired (see picture – right). Equipment manufacturers no longer make replacement panels for older units, which unfortunately leads to a replacement scenario, since a repair cannot be accomplished. Other times, a repair can be done, although the equipment is likely out of warranty. Out of warranty air conditioners and furnaces can be very costly to repair, due to the cost of the parts and components. Another thing to be considered, is that the energy efficiency of said equipment is also much less than what is available today. In many cases, consumers can see savings in excess of 30% in their utility costs when considering a replacement. The biggest downside to repairing an out-of-warranty HVAC System, is the fact that it is all out of pocket to the consumer.
The largest concern, compared to the other points covered is…SAFETY! Regular, Annual Service is imperative to ensure that your heating or air conditioning system is safe and operable. This should not be overlooked, especially when it comes to safety for you and your family. Adding a carbon monoxide detector to your home is a great way to be proactive towards your safety, when it comes to your heating and air conditioning system in Montgomery & Bucks County, PA. To learn more about the affects of Carbon Monoxide, please click on this link from a trusted authority in the industry: https://www.acca.org/archives/consumer-info-2/articles-for-homeowners/2176 .
If you are living with a marginal HVAC System in your home in the Lansdale, PA area, the good news is that you have options. If Repair is not feasible, based on the condition of your equipment, you can rest assured that Replacement today is extremely affordable. The industry has evolved, and various interest free & low monthly payment options are available to consumers in the market to upgrade their HVAC systems.
Please be sure to explore the various options available to you with the Trusted Home Comfort Team at Clyde S. Walton, Inc.We are here to help!