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When your heating system suddenly stops working, you're left with two choices: repair or replace. The costs associated with repairing your heating system depends on the issue of your system. If it is a minor issue, you might consider repair as a practical option. In cases when the heating system is beyond repair, replacing it might be the best thing to do. So how would you know you are making the right decision? You need to look at the complete picture.

When to Replace or Repair your Unit?

When HVAC units reach the end of their lifespan, it will show signs of inefficiency. However, not everyone has the money at their disposal to choose the replacement route. In this case, repair is the only option. So this is where weighing your options come in.

  • It isn't a minor issue: Your heating system may not be working properly because of a ductwork problem. This issue requires more than just a simple repair. You need replacement to get your HVAC unit to work.
  • It lacks proper maintenance: One factor that can shorten the life of your HVAC unit is the lack of maintenance. When this happens, your heating system becomes more prone to damage. If you have had your unit frequently looked at by the repair technician, replacing it is the best thing to do.
  • You're relocating: It might be impractical to consider replacing your unit if you intend to move in the next few months. Asking your real estate agent is going to be your best bet. They will figure out which option works better for you.

Reasons A Replacement Is The Best Option

HVAC unit replacement can be a waste of money if you think that your unit can still get away with repairs. However, if it means having peace of mind because your unit works efficiently, replacement is still a better option. The benefits can outweigh the cost. You don't want to blow your money on unnecessary expense so here are the factors that will determine whether a replacement is necessary.

  • Your home requires better air quality: If your heating systems are older, it's normal for the unit to have poor air quality. With newer systems, you can expect the air quality to improve because it has the ability to filter pollutants. Your family can breathe fresh air because newer systems do a great job in keeping the levels of humidity in check and maintaining the constant temperature.
  • Your heating system is more than 10 years: It isn't worth repairing units that are older than 10 years because of the costs associated with repairs. You can save more if you consider installing a new system because you can be sure that it will be an efficient system. Repairing a 10-year old heating system doesn't guarantee high-efficiency. It might fail from time to time and this would mean taking your unit to the repair technician for the same problem. Yes, you will pay upfront for the installation, but you can save money in the long term as it reduces your utility costs.
  • Your energy bill increases: An HVAC unit that works harder than it used to can result in consuming more energy than usual. When more energy is consumed, your bills can also increase. When you decide to take the plunge and replace your unit, you can save both time and money in the long run. A highly efficient heating system will save you from spending your money on energy bills and service calls.

Do you want to know whether replacement is more practical than repair? Get in touch with us.

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Air conditioners are a great way to neutralize Florida’s high humidity. Despite the scorching heat, you can still feel comfortable, thanks to the cool air that your air conditioning unit produces. Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever, not even your air conditioner. Once it starts to fail, you know something needs to be done before you and your family start to melt like ice cubes. It is common for homeowners to be unaware of the signs. More often than not, the unit gets replaced only after it breaks down. Don’t let yourself or your family suffer from poor quality air.  Pay attention to the following signs so you will know when it is time to replace your air conditioner. Read more “Tell-Tale Signs Your Air Conditioning Unit Needs Replacement”

The Impact Of Poor Air Quality And What You Can Do About It
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The quality of the air you inhale at home is a significant contributor to your overall health. Your body needs fresh oxygen so it can function normally, but when you have poor air quality, expect your body to become an allergy magnet. Your living environment should be a safer place for you and your family. How can this be possible without keeping your indoor air quality in check? You may not notice it, but failing to maintain a clean living environment will eventually take a toll on your health.
Read more “The Impact Of Poor Air Quality And What You Can Do About It”

5 Air Conditioner Parts That Need TLC
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5 Air Conditioner Parts That Need TLC

When you’re living in a place that needs a constant flow of cool air because of the sweltering heat, ensuring that your air conditioning unit is in working condition is a must. These days, an air conditioner is no longer a want but a need. When it breaks down during summer months, you and your family members have to endure the weather.

Regular maintenance shouldn’t take a backseat because it keeps your unit in great condition. It also prevents untimely replacement, which is common in unmaintained units. Here are the essential parts of your air conditioner that need regular attention: Read more “5 Air Conditioner Parts That Need TLC”

Want Your Cooling System To Operate Efficiently Buy The Right Thermostats
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If you have a cooling or heating system at home, a thermostat is undoubtedly a familiar term to you. It is often associated with your home’s temperature, but when it fails, comfort seems to be elusive. Whether you gain or lose heat inside your home, your body will feel the difference. Being the core component of your heating or cooling system, you need to buy the right thermostat for your home to maintain a comfortable temperature. Here is what you need to know about thermostats: Read more “Want Your Cooling System To Operate Efficiently? Buy The Right Thermostats”

High Energy Bills? It Could Be Your Leaking Ductwork
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A cooling system is essential to beat the hot weather of Central Florida. However, you can be leaking money when your air conditioning unit is not working as it should. There can be many reasons your A/C unit is inefficient – one of which is due to leaky ductwork. Although this problem can lead to more significant issues with your unit, many homeowners are surprisingly unaware that there is a problem with their ductwork. The leaking might be due to the condensation on your ducts, a common problem in the South, where humidity levels are usually high. Read more “High Energy Bills? It Could Be Your Leaking Ductwork”

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As the months go by and the temperature starts to rise, you may be looking forward to many fun outdoor activities. The best part about those activities though is being able to go home to relax in cool air conditioning.

To ensure that you’re able to do so, the AC has to be in good working order. The best way to achieve this is by doing periodic AC preventive maintenance to keep things running smoothly.

Keep reading for tips on keeping your AC blowing cold all summer long Read more “AC Preventive Maintenance Checklist to Avoid Summer Emergencies”