Should You Repair Or Replace Your AC or Furnace?

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How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your HVAC System

Not sure if you should repair or replace your air conditioning system? That’s the question many homeowners will eventually have to answer. Of course, there are many pros and cons to both replacing or repairing your home's air conditioning and heating system.

Some Pros for repairing may include the upfront financial savings and the time needed to bring your home's climate back to a comfortable level. The cons of ac repair include the fact that your system will still be inefficient. It will still cost more money to operate. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, your older home ac unit may be using refrigerant that is being regulated because it is harmful to the earth’s atmosphere. Usually, replacing the air conditioning system is the best solution. According to Energy Star, there are several signs to tell if your ac system needs replacing.

  • Heat pump or air conditioner is 10 years or older
  • Some rooms are hot while others are cool
  • Excessive dust
  • AC system is noisy
  • Boiler or furnace is 15 years or older

At M.E. Flow, we strive to offer and do what’s best for our clients. Our Professional Home Comfort Advisors can help you decide what the best plan of action is for you. Some units will be sufficient with small repairs and upgrades to certain components. However, there are times when making the investment into a new ac or heating system is necessary. Since costs are normally the deciding factors for determining if you will repair or replace your ac or heating system, we’ve developed a list of questions to ask when getting your ac or heater repaired.

  • How old is your equipment?
  • If you need a repair—what is the cost of needed repair?
  • Do you know the estimated cost of future repairs for the next 5 years?
  • Are you interested in lowering your energy bills with an energy-efficient heating and cooling system?

M.E. Flow offers a free service with our Professional Home Comfort Advisors who are trained to assist you with making an educated decision. They will help you determine the financial impact of keeping your old air conditioning and heating system. Then you can ask yourself if it does make sense to invest in your old system, or would it make more sense to put that investment into a new high-efficiency ac and heating system?

Homeowners in our service area of Northern Virginia can request this free service, an in-home consultation with a trained home comfort advisor by calling us at (571) 350-3183 or filling out the form on this page. Your home comfort advisor will answer all your questions, design you the perfect system, and get your system in the family budget!

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