Replacing an HVAC system is a big investment, so it can be tempting to wait until your current HVAC breaks down completely before purchasing a new one. However, this approach has several drawbacks for both your comfort and your wallet. If your current HVAC was installed before 2007 or just doesn’t seem to be running right anymore, here’s why you should go ahead and consider replacing it now.
First, since your air conditioning works the hardest during the dog days of summer, that’s when it’s most likely to finally break down. So if you wait for it to fail, you may end up without air conditioning in the middle of a heat wave.
Plus, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to get a new unit installed immediately. The specific unit for your home may need to be ordered, and the summer is the busiest season for HVAC companies. By replacing your HVAC system in the spring or early summer before it breaks down, you can save yourself and your family from potentially two to three weeks of going without air conditioning during the worst of the summer heat. And going without air conditioning in the heat of summer isn’t just uncomfortable—it can be downright dangerous, especially for young children and seniors.
Going ahead and replacing your HVAC unit before it fails can also be better for your wallet. You have time to consider various alternatives, including rebates and financing options. You can have one of our Comfort Consultants come out and give you a free estimate so that you can plan ahead for the cost. Overall, when you’re not under pressure to make a fast decision, you can make a better one. And with an investment as big as an HVAC, don’t you want to make the best decision that you can?
Ultimately, while it can be tempting to wait as long as possible to replace your HVAC, you may end up regretting it when your old air conditioner finally gives out on a 100-degree day. Replacing your HVAC now can give you peace of mind—and pay off in the long run.