When your HVAC system breaks, one of the questions you might have is whether it’s time for a replacement. Here are a few things to consider when making the decision.

Age of Your Unit and Repair Frequency

The first sign it might be time to replace your AC/heating system is if the repair cost estimate is at least 50% of the cost of a new one. If your unit is older than ten years or you’ve had to repair your unit three or more times within a year, this can signal it may be time for a new unit as well. Another reason to replace your system is if your AC still uses R-22 refrigerant, otherwise known as Freon, as this has been discontinued by the EPA.

Rise in Energy Bills

If your energy bills have inexplicably gone up over the years, it can be a sign your system is not working as efficiently as it once did. If you are experiencing poor air quality or inconsistent temperatures throughout your home, this is another sign your HVAC unit may need replacing. Strange noises or odors are also warnings signaling it may be time to consider a new ac/heating system.

Boost Your Efficiency

If your HVAC system is older, though not in need of repair, replacing it with a newer, more energy efficient one can help you save on your monthly electricity bills. Newer systems include smart technology and advancements that help them run more efficiently. Replacing your old system with a newer one can save you up to 20% on your heating and cooling costs over time.

GVEC Can Help You Decide to Repair or Replace

Contact GVEC Air Conditioning & Heating if you think it might be time to add a new HVAC system to your holiday wish list. We’ve proudly served Gonzales, Seguin and surrounding areas with AC/heating needs for over 50 years. We also provide repair, installation, and maintenance services of all system makes and models. Give us a call at 877.466.5506 today!


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