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Planning for Replacing Your HVAC System

An HVAC system will only last for so long. When the time comes, ensure that you plan ahead to make replacing your HVAC system a breeze.

On average, an HVAC system can last anywhere between eight to 12 years, depending on the type of unit and various other factors. While this may seem like a long lifespan, and several things can be done to help a system work as long as possible, eventually, a new HVAC unit will be needed. When that time comes, it will be essential to plan ahead so that replacing your HVAC system will be a breeze.

What is Your HVAC’s Age?

The first step you’ll want to take when determining if replacing your HVAC system is needed is determining its age. The age of your system will often be the cause of it working inefficiently, but it could also mean the difference between repair and replacement. Typically, if a unit is older than ten years, it is often better to replace it unless the repairs are an easy fix.

How to Check the Age of Your HVAC System

Finding out the age of your HVAC unit is actually pretty easy! Every unit comes with a nameplate that often includes the system’s brand, model number, serial number, and manufacturing date. This information, along with the installation date of your HVAC unit, will be essential when determining what course of action is best for your HVAC system.

Consider Your Timeline

Once you’ve determined the age of your HVAC system and made a decision about replacing it, you’ll want to think about your timeline. What time of year is it? Is your system still functional?  Have you had a technician inspect your system? All of these factors can help determine how quickly you should replace your HVAC system.

Living in Arizona, we realize the importance of having a functioning AC unit during the summer months. Knowing your system’s age and planning ahead can be essential to ensuring that your home stays cool when you need it most. Try and plan to replace your system in the off-seasons of spring or fall, so the outside temperatures don’t affect the comfort you feel in your home.

Know Your Budget

Identifying your budget is another important step to planning out replacing your HVAC system. Several factors contribute to the cost of an HVAC unit. If your unit has started to not perform efficiently or you know the end of its lifespan is coming, identifying those costs and taking steps to budget for the associated costs will help you prepare for when the time comes to buy a new unit.

We understand that replacing an HVAC system can be an unforeseen expense in many cases. For those times when you can’t plan out a budget for HVAC repairs or replacements, we offer various financing options to help alleviate the burden and help get you feeling comfortable in your home.

Consult With the Pros

When replacing your HVAC system, it is essential to have it installed by technicians that know what they’re doing and are experts in their field. That’s where Mason Pro Services comes in! As a longstanding company that stands behind its craftsmanship, everyone on our team undergoes the training necessary to ensure you have all the information you need for your system. From HVAC size to costs, they will answer all of your questions to help you plan for your system replacement. Contact us today and find out how our team can help you with your next HVAC replacement.