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Do You Need an HVAC Unit Replacement?

HVAC unit replacement

An HVAC unit is an important investment for your home. Your unit should heat and cool your home efficiently while reducing your carbon emissions and keeping your energy bill low. Here, our experts share a few signs to look for that could mean you’re in need of an HVAC unit replacement:

Frequent Repairs

It’s natural for an HVAC unit to require a repair every once in awhile, but frequent repairs are a red flag. If you’ve had to call a repair expert several times in the last year, you could be facing bigger problems. Let our experts take a look at your unit. We’ll let you know what the issue is and if the unit needs to be replaced.

Unit Age

On average, HVAC units tend to last 15-20 years. If yours is old in age, it could be time for an HVAC unit replacement. Older units often operate at a lower efficiency, which means you could be using more energy and paying more in energy bills. At Oliver, we can help you choose a unit that’s the right size and strength for your home.

Safety Concerns

Something that should always be considered is safety. An HVAC unit that has a simple valve issue isn’t a problem. However, an HVAC unit with a cracked heat exchanger could mean a dangerous carbon monoxide leak. Or an HVAC unit with a questionable pilot light situation could mean trouble.

In addition, if your HVAC unit was installed by a company that cuts corners, it could be a danger to your home. If your safety is being questioned, we suggest a replacement.

Component Issues

Small HVAC issues mean simple fixes, however, if your unit is dealing with more serious component issues, it may be time for an HVAC unit replacement. This includes major issues with your fans, motor, blowers, and other moving parts. Many times, a replacement can be worth it over the cost of a major issue.

Home Selling

If you’re planning on selling your home sometime soon, you may want to consider a new HVAC unit. This can be a major selling point and can help you seal the deal with potential buyers – especially if your unit is more than a decade old.

High Energy Bills

Have you noticed a spike in your energy bills lately? High costs can mean your HVAC unit isn’t operating efficiently and it’s using more energy than it should. An HVAC unit replacement could save you money and increase the comfort in your home.

If you’re not sure about an HVAC unit replacement, don’t hesitate to contact our HVAC experts. We can assess your situation and make the right recommendations.

 

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