Repair or Replace Your HVAC System?

Your Maplewood HVAC system isn’t working like it should. Should you just have it repaired, or is it time to replace it?

Here are some signs that it’s time to invest in a new system:

Age

If you have a heat pump or air conditioner that’s more than a decade old, or you’ve had your furnace or boiler for over 15 years, then consider replacing these with ENERGY STAR-qualified units. New heat pumps and air conditioners can save up to 20% on heating and cooling costs, while you can see 5% savings on a new boiler and 15% savings on a new furnace.

Humidity and dust

Homes with humidity problems may be the victim of inadequate equipment. Poor performing systems with leaky ductwork can make the air in your home too humid in the summer, or too dry in the winter.

Another sign of leaky ductwork is dust. These leaks can cause particles and air from your attic, basement or crawlspace to work their way around your home. Sealing the ducts may prevent this from happening, but if you’ve already done this and it’s ongoing, then it might be time to upgrade your system.

Uncomfortable

You may find there are rooms in your home that are either too hot or too cold. Or you hear lots of noise when the system is operating. These two factors can create an uncomfortable living situation.

Rooms too hot or too cold may the result of improper HVAC operation, duct problems or inadequate insulation. Noises are commonly caused by oversized systems or issues with your duct work.

The best way to alleviate these issues is to have a professional, certified HVAC technician take a look at your system. They’ll be able to offer you the best solution to your problem.

Not sure whether to replace or repair your system? Give us a call at (651) 776-4799 or Request a Free Quote.

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