**A Dedication To Quality Workmanship**
Doing an HVAC replacement is a decision that sometimes comes when you have repaired an old system for too many summers and it’s just time. Other times you have a major breakdown and it doesn’t pencil out to keep putting money into it. Regardless of the reason, we know it’s not a fun position to be in.
Our focus is always to be straightforward and honest. We would much rather help you repair your system first and if that is no longer an option and YOU choose to replace your air conditioner we are happy to support you. For us it comes down to building a long lasting trusting relationship with our customers.
When is it Time to Buy a New HVAC System?
A lot of homeowners in Sacramento wonder when it’s time to buy a new AC system. Maybe you’re here contemplating the same thing. You may not know when you should pull the plug on your system and do a HVAC replacement. So, we wanted to take a minute and evaluate this question. After all, this is going to be one of the biggest investments for your home. Let’s look at some of the determining factors a lot of people use.
The "True Cost Calculator"
When you get into several hundred dollars for a repair, and you have an older system, that might be the time to consider getting a new HVAC system. Here’s a scenario to see how much it would actually COST to hang on to your existing system “a few more years.?”
Inflation on the Cost of a New HVAC
Repairs on your Current HVAC
You have today's repair, a blower motor for instance, that costs $850.
Missing out on the Current SMUD $3000 Rebate
Energy Efficiency Savings
Looking at Costs
- $500 per year on inflation x the three years you're going to hang on to this one = $1500
- $350 for one more repair in the next three years on your existing system = $350
- $850 for today's repair = $850
- $500 a year in efficiency savings over the next three years = $1500
Grand total for hanging on to this system for a few more years versus getting one now:
- $4200 without that rebate mentioned above.
- $1200 with the rebate.
The level of malfunction from your HVAC unit is a good starting point when thinking about repairing or replacing that AC unit. Some defects, such as shorted electrical wires, are a no-brainer since they cost very little to fix. However, it may be wiser for you to replace the unit in case a Sacramento heating and air expert tells you that a major component, such as the compressor, has failed.
The decision to replace the air conditioning unit becomes more obvious in case the system is no longer covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. Install a new unit so that you reduce your anxiety about more costly repairs.