Learn More About Replacing Your AC and Heating at the Same Time
No one likes to shell out big bucks for home repairs, especially if you haven’t been anticipating them. If your air conditioner or furnace has quit on you and you are in replacement mode, have you considered replacing them both at the same time?
While you may not like the idea of an additional cost right now, there are actually a number of benefits to consider in replacing your whole HVAC at the same time.
That said, there is a downside, so good decisions are made with good research. Here are a few tips to help you decide what is right for you.
Get a Professional Inspection
It might be easiest to have a professional HVAC technician in to do a full inspection, it will save you lots of stress. In doing so, the technician will inspect your whole system and let you know what the best path forward is.
He can tell you what the expected lifespan of your equipment is and tell you what sort of repairs (and expense) that is likely on the horizon. This can help lend context to your decision to replace part or your entire HVAC unit at the same time.
The most substantial benefit is that you will realize a lot of savings in the operation of your equipment. Newer systems are more energy efficient, so you can expect to reduce your energy bills quite a bit, even in the first year of using energy efficient equipment. And it is better for the environment too.
There are cost savings for installation. You only pay for one installation instead of two.
There are also cost savings to be had from having a matched system. If you don’t have a matched system, now is the time to do so. Matched systems are more efficient as well. They tend to need repairs less and even share some components
If you are only replacing one (your AC or your furnace) and mismatching units, realize that old technology and new technology work against each other sometimes.
There is the Issue of Upfront Cost
If there is still years to be had from either your AC or your furnace, couldn’t you just defer that cost for a bit? Certainly, it can seem like a fairly substantial cost up front, which may deter you.
However, when you consider all the other cost benefits in replacing your whole HVAC at the same time, it may offset that initial cost. For all of your HVAC needs in Seattle, WA, we are your go-to resource!