June 21, 2013

Repair vs. New HVAC System


This is the question we hear the most. Should I replace or repair my HVAC system? You might be surprised at the answer – but let’s walk through the decision process:

Not an easy choice, but when you think about it, it boils down to a few very specific factors:

·         Cost

You have to consider the better financial option. It may cost more to install a new HVAC system, but if your current unit is ancient, that option may make more sense, saving you the cost and time of further repairs in the months ahead. But sometimes you can get a little more life out of your current system through some simple repairs.

·         Age.

Again, something to consider is the age of your current system. Most HVAC systems are designed to last, on average, 15 to 20 years. If your heating and cooling unit is pushing the two decade mark, it might be time to consider upgrading to a modern, energy-efficient system. This will likely save you money on your monthly utility bills as well as future repairs.

·         Efficiency.

Does your current system work efficiently (when it works, that is)? Does it feature high SEER ratings and AFUE ratings? Keep in mind that today’s HVAC systems do and are built to be highly energy-efficient – that’s something to consider. That said, there’s every possibility your current system could benefit from a simple tune-up that’ll have it operating at max efficiency in no time.

·         Resale.

No way to spin this, really – a new HVAC system will provide great resale value if you’re looking to sell your house in the near future.

We can help you with your decision. In our nearly 20 years of being in business we’ve seen all types of HVAC systems – some old, and some REALLY old. We’ll help you make the right call about repairing or replacing your current system.

Discount Heating and Cooling’s experienced technicians will take a close look at your current system and find the best, most energy-efficient solution for your needs. Regardless if that means simple repairs or installation of a new HVAC unit – we will provide you with the best possible solution.

Repair or New? Either Way – Discount Heating and Cooling provides you with Worry Free Comfort.

Don’t spend extra money if you don’t need to. contact us today to find out whether your heating and cooling system needs repair…or if a new HVAC installation is the better, more cost-effective way to go. We’re standing by, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week…looking forward to helping you with all of your heating and air conditioning needs! Locally based out of the San Antonio area, call today (512) 420-7598.