When your HVAC system fails, it’s usually just one of the two main components that needs replacement. Even though it’s less costly to buy just that one unit, there are a number of compelling reasons why it’s better to invest in a complete new system instead.
Better Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency ratings are based on having two matching components working in tandem. When you update only one of the components, the system may function but you won’t gain the amount of energy and cost savings that you would with an entirely new HVAC system.
When just half of the system is replaced, the incompatibility in efficiency can strain the older unit. Equipment that’s overworked is more likely to give out when it’s under the heaviest load, so you may end up facing the inconvenience of another equipment failure at the height of the season. If you upgrade the entire HVAC system instead, you can enjoy 10 or 15 years of reliable service.
Lower Operating Costs
The enhanced efficiency and reliability provided by a new system can help you save on energy, maintenance and repair costs over its expected service life. If you replace only one component, you not only lose out on energy savings over the short term, you’ll have to buy a second unit and pay for installation when the older half of the system fails.
Upgrading to a complete new system can allow you to take advantage of beneficial equipment design advancements. Today’s new equipment can provide greater comfort, humidity control and durability through features like better coil designs, scroll compressor technology, variable-speed air handlers and thermal expansion valves.
Equipment manufacturers only warranty their equipment against defects if it’s installed to their specifications, and pairing mismatched components makes this impossible. If you opt for a new system instead, you’ll be protected against equipment failures due to defects during the normal warranty period.
To learn others reasons why it’s more beneficial to buy a new HVAC system instead of just one unit, contact the Dayton home comfort pros at Detmer and Sons today.
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