How old is my equipment?
Like any other machinery, HVAC units have a limited lifespan. Once your unit reaches its 10th birthday, it is time to start considering its condition and keeping an eye out for replacement opportunities.
How much are the repair bills?
If major repairs have become a regular event, you should seriously consider replacing the unit. Repairs of more than a few hundred dollars are often a sign of worse to come and will quickly exceed the cost of a new system.
What was the original SEER of the unit?
Energy efficiency is a hidden factor in the cost of a unit. If your system is not a recent purchase, it is probably using an outdated standard of efficiency – meaning that you’re paying more on your electric bill than you would with a new unit. See below for more on SEER ratings.
How much could I save on my utility bills?
Even a unit with a high SEER rating will become inefficient over time. Consider your current electric rates and how often you run the system. This is especially important during the summer and winter, when the unit is at its most active and sustains the most wear and tear.
Is the system the right size for my needs?
Over time, the structure of your home may change. You might have added additional square footage, finished the garage or basement, or made modifications to the airflow inside the home. Consider whether the unit is conditioning the same amount of space that you bought it for – and whether this might lead to further breakdowns.
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