HVAC Basics: Before you buy - Part 3 "Repair or Replace?"
Confused about home heating and cooling? Don’t know where to begin? Don’t worry. Our parter Trane has created a comprehensive guide for what you need to know about home heating and cooling before you buy. If you missed Parts 1 and 2 check out https://www.servicefirsttradeworks.com/post/hvac-basics-before-you-buy-part-1-overview-cost as we wrap up what you need to know to make the best choice for you and your home.
REPAIR OR REPLACE? HOW DO YOU KNOW?
Replace your system when:
It needs frequent repairs. It’s suffering from poor performance. Your energy costs rise.
Replace your air conditioner if:
It’s over 10 years old. Is rated 10 SEER or less.
Replace your furnace if:
It’s over 15 years old. Is rated 80% AFUE or less.
Replace your heat pump if:
It’s over 10 years old. Is rated 10 SEER or less | 8 HSPF or less.
FINANCIAL TIP: FOLLOW THE $5,000 RULE Take the age of the equipment and multiply that by the estimated repair cost. If the number is more than $5,000, then you should consider replacing your unit.
WHY YOU SHOULD TALK TO A DEALER?
A dealer is your best and only resource to truly evaluate your home HVAC needs. Plus they can work with you to recommend a custom solution that fits your home and budget. Here at Service First Tradeworks we can help you with:
Custom Home Evaluations
Emergency repairs and seasonal maintenance
Indoor air quality evaluation
Local rebates and special offers
DID YOU KNOW?
Over half of the energy usage in your home goes towards heating and cooling.
For all your plumbing, heating and cooling needs give us a call at Service First Tradeworks Ltd. (250) 832-5558 or (250) 675-3668. Proud to be your local Trane Dealer for the Shuswap :).