By: Patricia Cermignano
This past Memorial Day weekend brought the first hot weather of the summer season. Since this was the first time that most people turned on their air conditioners this year, many found that their unit was not working properly. As the phones at our office have been ringing non-stop over the past two weeks, a common question we have been asked is whether we recommend a customer replace or repair their current HVAC unit this season. While this is a difficult question to answer without taking a look at each individual unit, there are several elements to consider prior to calling our office that will help ensure you are asking the right questions and are put in contact with the correct department- service or installation.
Bryant® put together an excellent infographic outlining what factors typically require a repair or a replacement that we feel will be beneficial to our customers.
A few additional factors to consider are as follows:
- Is the temperature even throughout the house or are there certain rooms in your house that are colder or hotter than what the temperature on the thermostat is set for? Are you using a programmable thermostat?
- Is the size of your unit appropriate for your house? Has your house been remodeled since you last installed your HVAC unit?
- Have you seen a significant spike in your utility or energy bill over the past few years?
We understand that deciding between replacing or repairing a HVAC unit is a big and overwhelming decision, but we want you to know that Bob Cermignano Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. is here to help simplify and guide you through that decision making process.