Do you have an aging HVAC system or one that is constantly causing issues for you? One fo the biggest questions people have is when to replace their HVAC system.
Some systems just get old and reach the end of their service life, while others start to prematurely decay because of neglect and a lack of maintenance. Sort of like people right?
There are many factors to take into consideration when determining to replace your HVAC system or not. Pavel Bigas of of Novacon Construction, a home renovation contractor in Toronto, says that if the system is over 12 years old and is showing signs of breaking down, it’s a good time to replace your system to reduce costly repairs and to upgrade to a more efficient HVAC system.
A good time to consider an upgrade to your HVAC system is when you are making other home renovations as you’ll most likely opening up walls and creating a bit of a mess in the house so it;’s a good time to get the HVAC done as well since interior wall access is needed to run ductwork.
Below is a neat infographic showing some guidelines that let you know whether you should repair or replace your aging HVAC system. The most important thing when it comes to an HVAC system is to have a regular maintenance schedule in place. Repairs and replacements can be quite costly so spending a few hundred dollars a year on regular maintenance can in the long run save a you a lot of money on costly repairs.
Be sure to get quotes from several contractors as costs can vary widely not only from city to city but from contractor to contractor.