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5 Ways to Know Whether to Repair or Replace your HVAC System

Jan 16, 2018
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5 Ways to Know Whether to Repair or Replace your HVAC System

Running the same HVAC system for years?  Feel like you need to change it?

Don’t replace without making sure a replacement is what you need. Sometimes, all you need are some repairs. Figure out whether you need to repair your HVAC system or replace it before you end up spending more than you needed to! Use the following 5 ways to determine your exact needs!

1.     Electricity Bills

An HVAC system that is not working properly will draw a lot of energy and your electricity bill will be quite high. Once, you start receiving unusually high bills, you can know it is time to replace your HVAC system. Replacing an HVAC system will be costly but it will cut your long bills. If your bill remains the same and only functionality of the system seems slower, repair it.

2.     Mediocre Results

Once you feel your HVAC system is not heating or cooling appropriately and you are not feeling the desired temperature, consider getting it repaired. However, if you find yourself getting the HVAC system repaired too frequently then you can think about replacing it.

Too many repairs without a change in the results of your HVAC system clearly show the need to replace it.

3.     Energy Assessment

An energy assessment will determine if your HVAC system simply has some air leaks or there is more to what meets the eye.  Air leaks cost you a lot which may lead you to think that you need to replace your HVAC system. But the fact is, they can be repaired quite easily and save you a lot of money.

There are 2 ways to see if air leaks are the issue. First is a simple inspection of the house and second is the blower-door test. In this test, your house is pressurized in a way that will identify air leaks. You can install insulation to prevent air leaks. This will improve the working of your HVAC and would never need to replace it.

4.     Need to Upgrade

One of the strongest reasons to replace an old HVAC system is the need to upgrade it as per the technological changes of our time. Keeping a system that needs you to operate it manually will only satisfy you for so long when remotely accessible HVAC systems are available in the market. You can use a Wi-Fi enabled HVAC system now that everything is connected to the internet. You can use a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat or a sensi thermostat so you won’t have to constantly worry about changing temperature as you come and go.  Replacing your HVAC system sounds like a good option when you can use these additional and new features for your convenience.

No repairs can ever modernize your HVAC system.

5.     Over Aged System

If your HVAC system is over 15 to 20 years old, it is high time you replace it. No amount of repairs on a system that age will make it function better.

The cost of replacing an HVAC system is so high that it is prudent to determine whether there is any need for actual replacement or your old system can function better with a few repairs. Nelson Comfort can help you decide! Don’t get confused. Make a wise decision for the comfort of your home.

Find the HVAC system that best fulfills your need and makes your life comfortable, turn to Nelson Comfort for your heating solution needs!  Get a FREE estimate of the cost by getting in touch with them by dialing 513-212-6037. They have served the Great Cincinnati area since 1925 and are known for their honest approach to their clients. The service is available 24/7 so call now.

About The Author

Dan Detmer
Dan Detmer is the owner of Nelson Comfort. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors in Dayton, Ohio. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan joined the Mortimer Heating & Cooling team in Cincinnati, where he had called home and become part of the community for several years. After a short period of time Dan purchased the company and created what is today, Nelson Comfort. Today he operates a company based on integrity, honesty, and stellar customer service. If you have any questions feel free to tweet (at sign) NelsonComfort and we will get right back with you!
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