There’s no doubt that a completely new HVAC system will come with amazing perks.

You will get updated technology, a well-functioning system and new hardware in perfect condition. Of course, you will also get a longer lifespan.

But HVAC systems are huge investments. So what if you are not in a place to invest in a whole new system? Or maybe you love your existing system and would like to have it a little longer?

There are many reasons as to why you may not be able to install a new system on your property and it’s totally understandable.

So, do not fret because you have one other option worth considering – system restoration/repair.

What is it?

HVAC system restoration is simply the process of repairing your system, and getting it back to a perfectly functional state; sometimes even better. The services involved include but are not limited to:

  • HVAC refurbishment services
  • HVAC repair services
  • HVAC installation and electrical remediation services
  • HVAC performance analysis services
  • Repair and exchange restoration services for HVAC units
  • HVAC Diagnostic services
  • HVAC improvement for commercial use

In most cases, the process is usually effective and your system may get back to its almost-new condition.

Unfortunately, in case your system is too old or too damaged, you may not be lucky with restoration and may be forced to replace it.

This brings us to the giant question: How do you know when to restore and when to replace your HVAC system?

HVAC System Restoration vs Replacement

  • Age
    The lifespan of HVAC systems is usually between 15 to 20 years depending on the technology.
    If your system is below this and showing problems, then it may simply need a restoration.
    Note that older versions may have a longer lifespan.
  • Air leaks
    Sometimes it’s just a small tightening of bolts here and there and the problem will be solved.
    So in case you notice air leaks, first have your technician check it before opting to replace it.
  • Repair cost
    In some cases, the repairs are usually more costly than replacing them. If this is not the case with yours, then it will be safe to go ahead with the repair.
    1. In case of tight mechanical rooms
      Most older buildings have tight mechanical rooms. Their architecture may therefore not allow alteration to allow in new equipment.
      In such a case, the only feasible solution would be a thorough restoration.
  • Consultation with your technician
    You could also consider a restoration over replacement if you have been advised by an expert.
    To be on the safe side, have only a reputable technician check your system.

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