WHEN TO REPLACE? THAT IS THE QUESTION

Posted on September 18, 2018

Ketchup or mustard? Chocolate or vanilla? Jordan or LeBron?

All questions worth pondering, as is this one: repair or replace? When it comes to your home’s heating and cooling system, there is no bigger question. Trying to answer that question may be a bit tricky, though. There are many factors to consider, such as:

  • Cost of a new system. A new HVAC system is not cheap and will likely be one of the biggest financial decisions you will make concerning your home.
  • Efficiency of your current system. Are your utility bills continuing to climb? Does your system seem to run all the time?
  • Are you on a first-name basis with your HVAC repairman? Constant breakdowns are stressful and increasing repairs are costly.
  • Is your system 10 years or older? If so, it likely uses R-22 refrigerant, which will be banned by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2020. Coupled with the age, this may be a compelling reason to look at replacement.

The good news is that Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric is here to help you make that important decision. We will help you weigh the pros of replacement against the cons of repair and vice versa. Perhaps your current system needs just a few minor repairs or more regular maintenance. If that is the case, then replacement may be down the road a bit. But, it may be more prudent for you to consider a new system. If so, consider how much a new system installation is going to cost and measure that against costs of current and future repairs to your current system. And how about reliability? With a new system, you will be able to budget costs of paying for the system and projected efficiency savings on energy bills. A new system will be under warranty, so there is the peace of mind that you are covered there.

We offer a complete line of Lennox and American Standard heating and cooling systems for your consideration. If the decision is made to replace the system, our Lubbock HVAC installation experts will explain all the features of each system and perform an analysis of your home and its HVAC needs. We will be able to customize your installation for you, both logistically and budget-wise.

So, if you are at the HVAC replacement crossroads, Better Call Armstrong! We stand ready to help you make the right decision for your home.

"The new air conditioner is fantastic. It is so quiet and smooth and cool. We can never express to you the appreciation for working with us on this." - Jack D.
"Great job on a late Saturday night—completely satisfied!" - David S.