When you’re faced with the choice between replacing or repairing part or all of your heating and cooling system, you can count on Precision Heating & Cooling to help you find a solution that’s affordable, keeps your family comfortable and makes long term sense.
Every situation is unique, and we will give you advice based on an inspection, maintenance needs and costs, and discussing your heating, cooling and air quality priorities. Here are some issues to keep in mind when deciding whether to repair your current equipment or upgrade to a new system:
COST & CONVENIENCE
Cost is an immediate consideration – the up-front price of repairs will likely be less than installing a new model. But consider the age of your current system and the relative cost of repairing it. If the cost of repairs is more than a third of what a new system would cost, it may make more sense to replace it. And if the repair bill approaches 50% of the cost of a replacement, an upgrade may be a better choice.
EFFICIENCY & LONG-TERM SAVINGS
When it comes to your home comfort, it’s important to look beyond the up-front price tag to see the cost of the system over time. More energy efficient systems mean lower monthly utility bills, leading to savings you’ll reap year after year for the life of the system.
The heating efficiency of a furnace is measured by its Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE), which calculates the percentage of energy actually used to heat your home. Newer furnaces have an AFUE of 80% or more, we offer models up to 98.3%. If your current system has an AFUE of less than
80%, you could save considerably on your monthly utilities with an upgrade.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Your heating and cooling system can also play a role in maintaining good indoor air quality – your indoor environment is often more polluted than the outdoors, and the Environmental Protection Agency rates poor indoor air quality as a top environmental health concern. When you understand the indoor air quality implications of your heating and cooling system, you can replace or upgrade your system in ways that help you breathe a little easier.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Whether you decide to repair or replace, you can trust in the reputation and experience of Precision Heating & Cooling. Your heating and cooling system is one of the most expensive components of your home, and one of the most important – your family’s comfort depends on it. So the choice between replacing and repairing the system is a big one…and sometimes, if your furnace goes out in the dead of winter, or your air conditioning fails in the heat of August, the pressure to make the right decision is even more immediate. Know that we are here for advice and support.
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