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Repair Vs Replace: Your HVAC Unit

When to Repair or Replace your HVAC Unit

Over time your HVAC unit may lose its efficiency due to age. This can cause a lot of problems if stops working when you need it most or have no way to fix it. Wear and tear are normal for any HVAC system that has been in operation for a long time. There comes a time where you might need to replace your HVAC unit. If you don't know what to do once your AC unit begins acting up, here are a few guidelines that you can follow.

HVAC Unit Age

If you want to decide whether to repair or replace your AC unit, consider its age. Is the AC one year old, three years old, or ten years old? If it is still less than five years old, you can repair it because it is a newer model. The newer models are more efficient as compared to the older ones. If the AC is ten years old and longer, it is high time for a replacement. The older models do not work as good as the new models do.

The Number of Times it Breaks Down 

While any HVAC unit can break down, it should not happen often. If your unit breaks down often and you repair it more than required, it is time for a replacement. The amount that you are spending on the repairs is more than that which you will use to buy a new HVAC system.

Consult an HVAC Professional 

You can consult an HVAC professional at Harwich Port Heating and Cooling. We can determine if your AC needs a repair or a replacement. We can provide you with an honest and neutral opinion depending on the efficiency of the AC system. The technician can fix the problem with your AC or suggest a new one if the damages are too much.

Check for Efficiency 

If we can repair a faulty AC and have it continue to work, there will be no need for replacing the HVAC system. If you have an AC that does not cool the house and uses a lot of energy, it is time for a replacement. With a new AC, the energy bill will be lower because it uses much less energy.

Repairing an AC unit can be expensive and tiresome, especially if it keeps breaking down. Get professional advice from the team at Harwich Port Heating and Cooling. We will know what to do with your AC before making that financial decision. Replacing an AC is not cheap, but it can cost you less in the future. If you factor in the energy bills and repair costs for the new unit, you'll end up saving money in the long run.

Contact us today at (508) 593-9436 or use our online form to schedule your appointment.