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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

When Is My HVAC System Too Old To Repair?


The title of this post is probably one of the most frequently asked questions by customers to their heating and air conditioning service providers.  It's definitely a fair question, where does one draw the line on repair costs?  How long should a heating and a/c unit last these days?  Well, the general rule of thumb is no major repairs(compressor replacement, evaporator / condenser coil replacement, blower motor assy. replacement, etc...) after about 10 years from the date of install.  That comes from nationwide, not just from Environmental Heating & Air of NC.  Most of the major manufacturers state that the life expectancy of units today is around 11-13 years.  Nowadays, 10 year parts warranties generally come standard on new systems.  HUGE factors that will determine the life of a new heating and air conditioning system are the quality of install and regular maintenance.  As I've stated before, it doesn't matter if you purchase the best, most efficient unit possible, it will mean nothing if not installed properly and then maintained at regular intervals.  These units will only give back the quality you put in to their upkeep and care.  That means, on your part, at least keeping filters changed and hedges trimmed back from your outdoor a/c condensing unit(s) for proper air flow.  The best possible thing to do is to sign up for a Preventative Maintenance program, like the one offered from Environmental Heating & Air of NC.  That being said, a minor service call here or there over the years may be expected.  No matter what, they are mechanical items and slight malfunctions are possible like with any car or appliance.  We've anticipated as much, Environmental Heating & Air of NC has included in the Preventative Maintenance plan a 10% discount on service calls for the contract year.  Hopefully, this will give you a little bit better idea when pondering what to do with your home's heating and a/c system(s).  Please give us a call if you have any questions and/or are in need of a service, thanks!

-Nickadeemus
www.enviro-nc.com 
919-535-8422

12 comments:

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  3. I am looking for somebody who deals with heating in Calgary. I would greatly appreciate any help that is offered. Thanks for the post! It was very informative!

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  5. Great post. I attended the HVAC Convention in St Paul and I was really impressed with some of the technology they're working on. Thanks again.

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  6. Many times the same question is asked by the costumer about the timing of repair of HVAC. One who takes care of its HVAC equipment on the time can save a lot. Regular repairing and servicing always increases the efficiency of AC, Boiler, Heater or any HVAC unit. IF your AC is working with proper efficiency then it consumes low electricity, so you can save your cooling bill and the same thing applies for other HVACs. You can find many professional HVAC contractors with affordable charges.

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  7. Yes, your blog title is the most common question asked by owners of HVAC system. Cooling equipment is the prime requisite in every sphere, be it home or industrial area. For industrial HVAC system, I know a cooling tower manufacturer who have made a name in the market. Would you mind me telling the company name?

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  8. This post is really appreciable and you have posted very useful tips, which are important to improve the life of the HVAC System and saves our bucks on heating and cooling. Definitely, if we do regular maintenance of our HVAC and follow the instructions from the manufacturer then we can definitely take an advantage of our HVAC for the long time.

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  9. Great blog post, this is very helpful blog, One always looks for a local air conditioning services. You always want to have somebody available right away when you need to have air con repairs. Quick service is always good.
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  10. Thanks for sharing! Indeed, age is a major factor in considering whether to replace or repair your HVAC unit. HVACs that are 10 years old or more are more likely to experience malfunctions, and it would be more expensive to repair them than to buy a new model. Moreover, newer models are more efficient and environment-friendly.

    Jeff Deem

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