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When to Repair Your HVAC System?

How to Decide When You Should Repair or Replace Your HVAC Unit?

Your home HVAC system is a bit older and technologically less advanced, but it still works rather well.  Determining if you should continue repairing your system every time you encounter a problem or simply upgrade to a newer and more efficient model is not always an easy task. There are several key factors you should take into account before deciding, especially if you have a unit older than ten years. Consider the following options when making an informed decision, and we at Total Comfort Heating and Cooling will take care of your home, whatever you decide.

Does your unit have minor issues like broken ductwork, electrical problems or drain lines that show signs of clogging?

You can try fixing the smaller problems yourself, but handle them with care or leave that to the professionals. If you’re having problems with the major parts of your unit, like the blower motor, the compressor or the condenser coils, opt for replacing your unit.

How many repairs has your unit required, so far?

If you repaired your unit less than two times in the last ten years and it’s still working properly, you should wait before a new purchase. If this is your third major repair, start shopping for a new unit.

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For a more pleasant home, consider all the factors before deciding if you should upgrade or simply repair your old HVAC system.

How much would the repairs cost?

If your unit is still under warranty, or the repair costs add up to less than half of the cost of a new unit, proceed with the repairs. The costs of replacing important components like the condenser coils, the compressor or the blower motor might add up to more than 50 % of the cost of a new unit, meaning that it would be wiser to invest in a new system that would improve the efficiency of your entire HVAC system, and subsequently save you money.

Is your unit the right size?

If professionals installed an HVAC system that is in line with the size of your home, your unit should last longer and work more efficiently. An over-sized or an under-sized unit uses more energy because it needs to turn on and off more often, which leads to premature failure of the entire system. If you do not have the appropriate size unit, consult a professional and find a new option for your home.

Our team at Total Comfort Heating & Cooling will be glad to help, so contact us to request a consultation.

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Tips to Maintain Your HVAC System in Optimal Condition

Keep Your HVAC System Up and Running

Your home HVAC system is in charge of keeping your family comfy at all times, regardless of the weather outside, but, in order to do its job properly, it needs to have the proper maintenance. Taking the time to clean and have it checked every once in a while, not only will guarantee good performance but it will also help you save a significant amount of money on your electrical bill. Here are 4 HVAC maintenance tips to keep your HVAC system in great shape:

Schedule Professional Maintenance at Least Twice a Year

The best way to be certain that your HVAC system is performing as it should is to schedule an appointment with a professional HVAC technician to check on your unit and make sure everything is working fine. It is recommended that you contact your trusted HVAC company to check on your unit at least twice a year.

Use the Recommended Temperature

When you use the recommended temperatures according to the season of the year, you will save a significant amount of money every month. The recommended temperatures are 24° to 25° degrees Celsius (75° Fahrenheit) in summer and 17° to 19° degrees Celsius (62° F) in winter.

Change Your HVAC Filters When Needed

HVAC filter plays a very important role to keep the air from your unit fresh and clean, but, it does have an ending lifetime. Make sure to change your HVAC filter on time and keep your family healthy and safe.  

Get Rid of Any Outside Obstacles

Go to the exterior of your home where your HVAC unit is located and make sure it is free of obstacles such as plants, debris, and any other objects that could keep the fresh air from entering the unit.

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