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Is It Worth Repairing an Old Heating System or Should I Just Replace It?

What’s the best way to increase my energy efficiency this winter?

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With cooler weather upon us, energy efficiency is on everyone’s mind. If you’re trying to use less energy and get more bang for your buck, you might be wondering whether to repair your old system or replace it. What’s the best decision? Here are some things to consider:

Cost Considerations

If you’re looking only at dollars in the here and now, it will generally cost you less to do basic repairs to an existing system than it will be to replace it. But that shouldn’t be your only consideration. Over time a new and more energy efficient unit can save you money that could potentially more than compensate for the initial cost of installing a new system.

If your unit is more than 10 years old, it’s likely that it’s less than 80% efficient, while a new unit could be up to 98% efficient. It’s worthwhile to at least consider an upgraded heating system to save you money every month on your utility bills vs. spending money time and again on repairs to an older system.

Comfort and Air Quality

Upfront costs aren’t the only consideration when you’re looking at a more energy efficient heating system. Your HVAC system has a huge impact on the quality of your indoor air. An older system has reduced capacity and reduction in ability to filter out the pollutants in the air that can cause allergies.

Additionally, new systems function more effectively to make your home more comfortable, keeping the temperature consistent and even offering more state-of-the-art thermostats with programming and even smart technology to make setting your temperature easier and more precise at the same time you save money on your energy bills.

Trying to decide whether to repair or replace your old heating system? For all of the information you need on repair programs and new heating systems that can boost your energy efficiency, talk to the team at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling by calling 336-768-2703 or by clicking here.

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