How do you know when to replace your air conditioner, furnace, heat pump, or geothermal system, or when should you just repair it? We get asked this question frequently. Replacing HVAC equipment is a major expense, so you want to be sure you are doing the right thing. Here are a few things to consider when making your decision.
Age of Equipment vs Cost of Repair
Air conditioners tend to have lifespan of 10-15 years, and heat pumps somewhat less, since they run all year long. The life of the equipment can also be greatly influenced by regular maintenance, and always keeping the filter clean. However, even the most well-maintained unit will eventually need repairs. If the repair you are looking at is a small dollar item and your equipment is not that old, then you may want to go ahead and try it. If your equipment is nearing the end of its expected life span, and you are looking at a costly repair, such as new coil, new compressor, etc., then you should definitely consider replacement. If you replace a coil in an old system one year, and then the compressor goes out the next year, you will have spent nearly as much as a brand new unit that would have had a 10 year parts warranty! Plus, new air conditioners and heat pumps are so much more efficient than older models. Your energy savings quickly add up!
Furnaces, when well maintained, can have an expected life span that is a little longer than an AC or heat pump, possibly even 20 years or more! However, as furnaces age, then will inevitably be things that go wrong. Major expenses can be control boards, blower motors, and cracked heat exchangers. The same thought process should be considered, as with the AC or heat pump. When the unit gets old, you might have blower motor go out one year, and the next, the heat exchanger might crack! If that happens, you would have been better off to replace your furnace and have that 10 year parts warranty in place.
While geothermal systems run for many, many years, they do need repairs occasionally. If your system needs a repair, get a price on replacement. The new geothermal systems have some really incredible efficiency ratings! You may be wise to replace your system and enjoy even lower operating costs, along with no worries about the new system breaking down again soon.
If you are facing a major repair situation on your equipment, call Westin Air for a free no-cost quote on replacing your system. One of our sales team will be happy to come to your home, give their honest opinion, make equipment suggestions, and let you know exactly what it will cost. We have found that many people are pleasantly surprised at just how affordable a new heating and cooling system can be.
We would be happy to give you a quote on replacing the following:
Gas Furnace (natural & propane)
Ductless Mini-Split Systems
Electronic Air Cleaners
Media Air Filters
Why choose Westin Air for your HVAC equipment replacement?
There are many heating and cooling companies that serve the central Ohio area, including Westerville, Columbus, New Albany, Dublin, Powell, Lewis Center, Worthington, and the many other suburbs. The best choice for your replacement needs is a company that provides quality service at a fair, competitive price. Westin Air is THAT company!
Here are just a few reasons that Westin is your best choice:
Our factory-trained, NATE certified installers are some of the best in the field! Our installers must pass a stringent background check, are bonded and insured, and are all our own employees. We do not subcontract our work out to others. We expect our installers to treat your home better than they treat their own, and we frequently get great compliments and reviews on the quality of their work, their politeness, and how clean they left the jobsite.
Award Winning Installation
Our installers are AWARD-WINNING!! As a participating contractor in the AEP Residential Energy Rebate program, our installations are randomly inspected and rated by AEP. For 2016, Westin Air received 1st Place in all of AEP's service area for "Quality of Installation." AEP told Westin Air that every single Westin Air installation that they inspected received a 10 out of possible 10 points!! No other company achieved this level of excellence. When you choose Westin, you can be assured that you will get the best possible installation.
Our pricing model is surprisingly affordable! Many of our customers have shared that they were expecting to pay much more. Westin Air believes that a quality heating and cooling system should be something that everyone should be able to afford. While we may not be the "cheapest" quote you can find, we whole-heartedly believe that we give you the MOST value for your money!
Joe Installer, working out of the back of his van, may give you a cheaper price, but beware! You may not be covered by the factory warranty, and your equipment may not be installed according to factory specifications. Westin Air's quality installation ensures you get the maximum efficiency from your equipment. We also have extra training and expertise for all the brands we carry. When you consider all the benefits of dealing with Westin Air, you will conclude that we are your best value. Our office staff also registers all the equipment we install, thus ensuring that you get the full 10 year warranty on your equipment.
Flexible Financing Available
We understand that many people don't have a few thousand dollars sitting in their bank account when their heating or cooling equipment needs replaced. Westin Air has several financing options available with approved credit. Our knowledgable sales representatives will help find financing, if necessary. We also accept all major credit cards, and of course, cash or checks!
Westin Air has happy customers.
Our customers love us, and many have given us 5-Star reviews all over the internet. Check out our Google reviews, Nearby Now reviews, or what Angie's List and HomeAdvisor customers have to say about Westin Air. Our customers are our best advertising source.
Contact Westin Air for HVAC Replacement and Installation Services
If you are considering purchasing a replacement system, give us a call!