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HVAC System Replacement? Look at It From These 4 Angles

You rely on your HVAC system to provide comfort in your home for most of the year. There comes a time for every homeowner when they must decide if it’s a good time to upgrade to a new and better cooling and/or heating system. If you’re thinking about an HVAC system replacement, consider these four angles first:

  1. How necessary is the replacement? Many factors go into whether this is the optimal time to replace your system. The most important two are your budget and your system’s performance. If you can’t afford a new system but areHVAC System Replacement? Look at It From These 4 Angles noticing some early warning signs, start to save up for a replacement. Poor efficiency and performance on old equipment, nearing 15 years old, are warnings that your system is reaching the end of its lifespan. Poor performance on newer cooling and heating equipment may just signal a problem that can easily be fixed without a replacement.
  2. How much of the system must be replaced? In the short term, replacing a worn-out or defective outside compressor/condenser for your A/C may seem like the smart play. However, in the long term you’ll probably be better off replacing the whole system. Having mismatched components in your HVAC system is typically detrimental to performance and efficiency, which can lead to other system problems in the future.
  3. The proper size is important. If you want to ensure that your HVAC system replacement goes smoothly, sizing it correctly is imperative. Any new HVAC system should be chosen after a professional completes sizing calculations to determine the perfect size to handle your home’s cooling or heating load. Poor sizing will result in poor performance and efficiency.
  4. There are many types of HVAC systems. Don’t just choose the first option you see; research the different types of HVAC systems. Alternatively, have a contractor guide you through each of the different systems and make a recommendation for your home.

If you need professional help to decide when to replace your HVAC system in your Yuma area home, please contact the local experts at Hansberger Refrigeration & Electric.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Yuma, Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about HVAC systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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