Whether in the home or business, some costs can never be avoided including that of maintenance and upkeep. Anything mechanical eventually stops working, anything with moving parts can become worn or jammed and require replacement. Fortunately there are specialists such as ABEL Heating and Cooling in Minnetrista, MN to service your equipment. The experts with ABEL can review the problem and use their extensive experience to determine whether to repair or replace your HVAC unit.
When To Replace
There are a few rules of thumb to determine when your heater and air conditioner need to be replaced. The obvious consideration is how often it breaks down. If it seems to be breaking down constantly requiring regular work it’s time to consider what the maintenance bill is going to average over the time, and how that compares to the cost of a new unit.
Twelve years is a typical expectation for when you’ll likely consider replacement. Not only is that usually when the repairs begin to cost more than the unit is worth, it also represents a time frame in which newly developed technology provides enough extra efficiency to outperform your old unit so that replacement is worthwhile.
Often it’s a much simpler concept. Over time you may not notice each year that the air in our home or office just doesn’t seem as comfortable as it used to. Then you realize your system just isn’t as efficient as when it was new. It’s not heating or cooling properly, the same settings no longer feel adequate and your bill has gone up more than can be explained by rising energy costs. This is perhaps the best situation since the system doesn’t have to be immediately replaced but you have time to plan and schedule a replacement as is convenient.
Consider a few factors when you need to replace a heating or air conditioner unit. Of course your first consideration is whether you want an electric heat pump or a separate heater and air conditioner. The heat pump is by far the more popular choice and more efficient in most cases. However, there may be individual reasons why someone would choose to remain with separate systems or why that may be a better choice for a specific building.
You can trust the advice of an expert based on his experience in the field. They’re familiar with what’s available and what works best in specific situations. Visit us on our website and learn more about us and what ABEL Heating and Cooling can do for you.