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Should I Replace My Heating Part 3

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Home Heating SystemShould I repair my furnace and air conditioner…or should I replace?

So far we have discussed if your current system is sized correctly. In other words, if you have remodeled or built an addition is your current system able to handle the additional load. If not…it might be time to replace it.

In part two we discussed the age of the heating and air conditioning system. We pointed out that like a computer the physical life can last longer than the economic life. This can make it difficult to determine what is the correct course of action.

Today I want to talk about some other factors you may need to consider. For example fuel costs. Technology in the heating and air conditioning industry is advancing at a rapid rate.

When was the last time we had a decrease in fuel costs?

So in the face of rising fuel costs, when you purchase a new heating and air conditioning system, you will probably reach a break even. This breakeven will most like happen before you need to replace the equipment again. Remember once that break even is reached, your system in essence begins to pay you back for the investment.

You may pay more upfront for higher efficiency equipment but in the long run higher efficiency equipment may mean a quicker payback. The payback you receive maybe worth the extra upfront cost.

If you are not sure and would like an energy analysis on your current system vs the energy usage of a new system, please give us a call. We would be happy to give you a free energy evaluation.

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