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Four questions to determine if you should repair or replace your HVAC system

Your home's HVAC has been acting up and you are wondering how serious it is. On top of that, your utility bills are high and yet you are not always comfortable in your home. Is it time to have your system serviced and repaired or is it time to replace? It is a simple question but one not so easy to answer. A homeowner has several things to consider before making a decision.

The Age of your HVAC

A primary consideration of whether to repair or replace is the age of your HVAC system. If the system is less than 10 years old, repair is likely the best option. If your system was installed more than 10 years ago, replacement is often the best option. This is due to the increased likelihood of necessary repairs in the near future, today's systems are much more efficient than just ten years ago, and changes in federal regulations regarding freon are making it increasingly difficult and expensive to work on aging systems. The older the system, the more costly the repairs.

How is your HVAC system Performing?

You wouldn't be reading this article if you didn't have some questions or concerns regarding your system. How would you answer the following?

  1. Are you constantly adjusting the thermostat yet still are never really comfortable?
  2. Does your home feel stuffy or humid? Do smells linger?
  3. Is your system noisy?
  4. Are your allergies just as bad inside as out?

If you answered "Yes" to most or all of these questions, it is time to contact us and schedule a free appointment with a member of our sales staff. They will listen to all your concerns and questions and custom design a system that meets your needs and budget.

How much will this cost me?

Upfront, a repair will typically take less out of your pocket than a system replacement. However, that isn't the true cost. A new HVAC system will be more energy efficient than a system even just ten years old. This will save you money on your utility bill. Over time and with changes in Federal regulations, maintenance and repair costs will continue to rise on aging systems. How long do you want to prolong the inevitable?

A good rule of thumb is to get estimates for both repair and replace. If the repair estimate is greater than 50% of the replacement cost, replacing your system will represent a lower long-term expense.

Whether you decide to repair or replace your HVAC system, it is important to choose a company that you can trust. At Pacific Air Comfort, we are committed to treating our customers with fairness, honesty and respect. We stand behind our work and our products! We want you to be comfortable in your home and with us. So, give us a call today!

We're here to help

Pacific Air comfort has served homes and businesses throughout the central and southern I-5 corridor. We take special pride in our work and relish the bond we have with our community.

Give us a call, and we'll help you get comfortable in any season.

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