HVAC Repair vs. Replacement
If your HVAC system is presenting several issues, you may be contemplating whether to repair or replace this system. Here are a few benefits of each:
Cost Savings: If your machine is over ten years old, you will save money in the long run by replacing the unit. This way, you’ll spend less money on regular repairs over time.
Warranty: Newer units have a warranty, which means your machine is covered for a certain period of time after purchase.
Tax Incentives: Available tax incentives and tax credits are able to save you up to 30% of the cost of a newer, high-efficiency system. Look for the “Energy Star” label when considering a replacement.
Convenience: No more waiting around for old, hard-to-find parts for your outdated HVAC system.
Newer Systems: If you have a newer HVAC system, repairs will likely make the most financial sense.
The 50% Rule: If the cost of HVAC repair vs. replacement is less than half its value and you have not been needing monthly service calls to keep the system running, repair may be the more cost efficient option.
Maintenance: If your system is neither old or brand new, a few simple maintenance procedures may help prolong the lifespan and put off immediate replacement.
If you’re still wondering, ask your technician to inspect your current HVAC unit and determine whether repair or replacement is right for your needs.
Recognizing the Difference Between Your Honeywell Thermostat and Your AC or Furnace.
The small box containing your Honeywell thermostat works to sense the temperature in your home, allowing you to set and adjust temperature as you please. In contrast, your air conditioner or furnace is significantly larger and creates cooled or heated air that is distributed throughout the home.
Discerning Common Problems that Could
Affect Your Home Comfort
The following problems can all affect the comfort levels of your home:
This happens when your furnace suddenly stops working. The root of this problem is highly dependent upon your type of heating system.
System breakdowns are often caused by:
- Water leaks
- Blockages or duct leaks
- Simple setting problems
- Clogged air filters
- Electrical outage
- Rusted boilers
- Lack of maintenance inspections
Have your furnace inspected regularly to prevent a sudden breakdown.
A cooling outage occurs when your air conditioning unit stops functioning. This can be caused by:
- Refrigerant leaks
- Duct leaks and blockages
- Thermostat issues
- Clogged air filters
- Gas line/supply issue
- Evaporator coil or compressor dirty/damaged
- Neglecting regular maintenance.
Check your air conditioning unit regularly for these warning signs.
The presence of allergies severely impedes your ability to function properly in your home or commercial space. A few solutions to indoor allergy symptoms include:
- Adding a “whole house” humidity control so the levels of humidity are monitored and adjusted
- Adding an air purification system in your home
- Cleaning the ducts and removing mold, insect infestation, pet dander, etc.
- Using high quality filters in your AC unit and furnace.
Check with your trusted HVAC technician to determine which option is right for you.
Benefits of Programmable Thermostats
Programmable thermostats offer a way to automatically adjust the temperature in your home based on a series of programmed settings for different times of the day. This sets you up for comfort and energy savings all year.
Here’s why you should consider upgrading to a programmable thermostat:
- Savings: Savings in energy quickly offset the small cost of upgrading to a programmable thermostat.
- Control: Programmable thermostats offer you more control over energy use and comfort levels of your home. Some programmable thermostats even allow you to adjust the settings over phone or internet!
- Comfort: Pre-programmed settings will adjust the temperature in your home or business so you can enjoy optimal comfort.
- Simplicity: Programmable thermostats are compatible with newer and older HVAC equipment. This allows you to “set it – then forget it,” while the thermostat does its thing!
Programmable thermostats work for multi level homes, vacation homes, apartments, even commercial buildings. Call today to learn more!