There are a number of factors to consider when determining whether to repair or replace an existing system. Depending on the type and age of the unit you currently have installed, you may be able to save a significant amount of money by replacing it with a newer, more energy efficient unit.
Systems manufactured as recently as 8 to 10 years ago are up to 60% less energy efficient than systems on the market today. This means that in many cases a new unit can pay for itself in lower energy costs in a very short time.
If you are facing a large repair on an older system, it might be a good time to replace the unit instead of simply buying a few more years on a system that will eventually need replacing. If financing a new unit, the monthly energy savings can usually offset the majority of the cost of a new system.
The answer depends on a number of factors including the size of your home or office, the condition and configuration of the ductwork, the energy source for your units and some others. The experienced professionals at Spiker Heating & Air can help you choose the system that best suits your needs. Through determining the physical requirements of your home or office along with your preferences and desires, we can help you choose a unit that will match your needs and control recurring costs.
Manufacturers provide different guidelines for the life expectancy of their various heating and air conditioning units. Under normal operating conditions and provided that routine maintenance is conducted in accordance with manufacturers' guidelines, you can expect your new unit to deliver dependable service.
There are a number of things that you can do yourself to ensure the optimal operation and efficiency of your heating and cooling system. Here are a few: