Repair vs. New HVAC System

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At some point it’s highly likely that every homeowner will be faced with the decision of whether to repair or replace their HVAC system. The question of repair vs a new HVAC system is, of course, one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. In fact, there are several factors that need to be considered in order to make the right choice.

First and foremost on your mind will likely be cost. Which is the better financial option – repair or new? Sometimes installing a new system can pay off financially in the long run (particularly when it comes to lower utility bills and fewer repair expenses). Still, sometimes it doesn’t make sense to have a new system installed; with a little TLC you may be able to get a few more years out of your current HVAC system.

So – repair vs a new HVAC system. How do you decide upon the best course of action?

You need to consider the following:

Cost

We offer the AirNow Straight Forward Price GuideTM, providing you with a clear, concise estimate on how much it will cost to either repair your current system or install a new unit. This estimate will give you a good idea on what your upfront costs will be. You can then make an educated decision on whether or not it will make sense to you financially to either install a new system or repair the existing one.

Age

Is your current system more than 15 years old? If so it may be time to consider a replacement. However, bear in mind that some HVAC systems can – if they are well-maintained – last up to 20 years. That said, these systems tend to require quite a bit of maintenance work. You need to ask yourself: does it make sense to install a new system now, thereby minimizing potential repairs in the short-term…or do you want to continue to try and gain more use out of your aging system?

We can help you decide. Trust us – AirNow technicians have seen a lot of older HVAC systems during our 20 years of working on HVAC units in homes throughout the Montgomery AL area. We’ll be able to advise you on whether you should repair your current system or have a new one installed.

Efficiency

How efficient is your current system? Does it boast the high SEER ratings (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) that newer, modern HVAC systems have? If not, it may not be giving you the best performance for your buck. A new, high-efficiency system will likely have a very positive impact on your monthly utility bills and provide you with a greater level of comfort.

Still, there’s always a possibility your current system needs a simple tune-up. AirNow provides HVAC inspection and seasonal tune-up services for all manner of heating and air conditioning units.

Resale

No two ways about it – a new HVAC system is a great selling point for any home. If you’re considering selling your home in the near future, consider the fact that installing a new HVAC system can enhance your home’s resale value.

Whatever you decide – AirNow can help.

We offer complete HVAC repair and new HVAC installation services. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment with an AirNow service technician. We can evaluate your current system and help you decide whether or not it makes sense to make repairs or take the plunge and have a new system installed.