Q) Why should I consider replacing my heating or air-conditioning system?
A) There are a number of factors to consider when determining whether to repair or replace an existing system. Depending on the type and age of the unit you currently have installed you may be able to save a significant amount of money by replacing it with a newer, more energy efficient unit. Systems manufactured as recently as eight to ten years ago are up to 60% less energy efficient than systems on the market today.
That means that, in many cases, a new unit can pay for itself in lower energy costs in a very short time. If you are facing a large repair on an older system it might be a good time to replace the unit instead of simply buying a few more years on a system that will eventually need replacing. If financing a new unit, the monthly energy savings can usually offset a majority of the cost.
Q) How expensive are new heating and air-conditioning units?
A) The answer depends on a number of factors, including the size of your home or office, the condition and configuration of the ductwork the energy source for your units and many others. The experienced professionals at Barnes Heating & Cooling can help you choose the system that best suits your needs. Through determining the physical requirements of your home or office along with your preferences and desires, we can help you choose a unit that will match your needs and control recurring costs.
Q) How long should my new heating and air-conditioning unit last?
A) Manufacturers provide different guidelines for the life expectancy of their various heating and air-conditioning units. In general, under normal operating conditions and provided that routine maintenance is conducted in accordance with manufacturers' guidelines you can expect your new unit to deliver dependable service for 20-25 years.