Summer 2018 has been hot. If you are like most homeowners in Plainfield, your air conditioner has been running non-stop since the end of June.  Between the heat and humidity, AC is a necessity to stay comfortable and keep your family cool.

Running your unit continuously may have been an issue for you this past season.  If you have had your share of service calls or sleepless nights worrying the HVAC system would finally stop working, it’s time to start considering a new system.

Still not convinced the expense is worth it, let’s dive in a bit deeper to determine whether you need to spend the money.

Professional Recommendations

According to there are telltale signs that indicate you should consider installing a new HVAC system, especially before winter arrives. These signs include:

  • Unit is more than 10-15 years old.
  • Equipment needs frequent repairs.
  • Monthly energy bills keep increasing.
  • Temperature varies room-to-room.
  • System unit(s) is noisy.

Cost Comparison

On the surface, HVAC replacement is more expensive than a repair.  However, if you are constantly requiring service on your unit and you are paying each time you have someone out or your gas or electric bills are increasing every month, you may end up paying more in the long run than just replacing your system.

The return on your investment is a repair-free, energy efficient HVAC system.  This will save you money down the road.

Energy Efficiency Issues

If you are concerned your current system isn’t as efficient as it should be, which is costing you money, give the EPA’s Home Energy Yardstick a try.  With this tool you can assess the efficiency of your home and see exactly how much of your home’s energy is related to heating and cooling versus everyday use of appliances, lights, and hot water.  The tool will also give you an estimate of your home’s annual carbon emissions.

This should give you some insight into your system and whether to replace it or not.

Get your Home Energy Yardstick score here.

Decisions, Decisions

If you still aren’t sure if you should spend the money on a new HVAC system, give TR Miller Heating and Cooling a call and schedule a free estimate.  Our trained professionals can come out and assess your system and can help you with making the decision a complete replacement is required and provide a mathematical calculation on the cost of repairing or replacing.  You can see in black and white what makes the most sense for you and your family.

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