Heating and air conditioning tips and energy savings
Should I replace an older HVAC unit before it breaks or should I wait until it’s kicked the bucket?
An HVAC unit can be a pricey item, but in many parts of the country, it is an essential component of a house. The first sign that you should think about replacing the unit is that it is over 10 years old. Older units are much less efficient and you can score some savings by switching to a newer, more efficient model. Older units are also more liable to break and leave you with large repair costs. The second sign that you should replace your unit is that it has already had some minor repair work done. Often, minor problems are a canary that signal that the unit is breaking down. Most units don’t last longer than 15 years. Finally, consider the capacity of your unit. If you’re finding that the old unit isn’t keeping your house at a constant temperature, think about an early replacement to restore the comfort in your home.