Your air conditioner and your furnace both have limited lifespans (your air conditioner probably about 12-15 years and your furnace likely about 15-12 years). If one has failed on you and you need to replace it, should you get it over with and replace all of your HVAC systems at the same time? Other than the convenience of getting everything done at once, there are a few compelling reasons to get everything replaced, rather than waiting. Our crew in Carlsbad CA have put together an easy-to-follow guide for you to follow.
The Upfront Cost
If there is a “con” on the pros and cons list about switching out your whole HVAC at the same time, it would have to do with the upfront cost. This can be hard to budget for, especially if you weren’t counting on replacing anything right now (i.e., your air conditioner unexpectedly conks out for good in the middle of summer). However, from a cost perspective, when you consider some of the cost savings scenarios that will occur if you upgrade your whole system, it can be a compelling argument in the “pro” column.
The Value of Expertise
Of course, if you are unsure about some of the variables and details around your current HVAC (i.e., how long do I really have left in my air conditioner/furnace?How effective are they? What are the potential costs of repairs in the remaining lifespan?) It is a great idea to call in the pros for an inspection and advice. Also, they can inform you about the types of HVAC units that are now available on the market and what would best suit your home and your budget.
The Cost-Saving Opportunity
Although you may be tempted to try to milk a few more years’ services out of either your air conditioner or your furnace, there are a number of cost benefits awaiting you if you replace both at once.If your system is older, there have been a lot of advances made with energy-efficient technology in the last several years. That means that a unit you buy today is going to cost less to run than it did when you purchased your current unit. You will also save on installation costs (one instead of two). Often if you install the whole HVAC at once, you are eligible for manufacturer rebates too. Want to learn more about how a new HVAC can save you money? Call us today.