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Keep Or Toss? Some Talking Points To Help Decide

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For many of us winter is here with a vengeance, and inevitably some of you are going to have this experience. You wake up in the morning shivering. You look at your thermostat that is set at 68 degrees and it reads it’s only 62 degrees in your bedroom.

You know what that means, it’s time to call on us, your trusted HVAC company for a furnace repair. And then you start thinking back, how many times have you called in the last year or two?

At some point repairing that old heating system just doesn’t make any sense any more. If it’s more than 10 years old, a new system will be much more efficient and could actually reduce your monthly energy bill. When you consider heating and cooling typically accounts for 40% of energy usage in the home, that’s a lot of money.

The first step is calling on Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air, your favorite local HVAC company, to come out and do an energy assessment. This can make sure any problem you’re having isn’t just due to air leaks or something else that’s unrelated to your HVAC unit.

Remember, in some areas electric utilities subsidize the costs of energy efficiency assessments, and some states offer rebates or discounts on having insulation installed or other work to make your home more efficient.

Once the assessment is complete, your heating and cooling system replacement professional can sit down with you and talk about your current situation and whether it’s time to consider replacing it.

There are a lot of factors that go into heating and cooling efficiency and sizing. If not properly sized, it can cause higher energy bills and early system failure. Only a heating and cooling expert can determine the right choice for your home only after measuring the home, evaluating the construction, and taking the direction the property is facing. Therefore providing an estimate over the phone is not a good idea for anyone.

Our trusted HVAC professional can help you crunch the numbers using proper factors needed to ensure your 100% satisfaction—guaranteed. The cost of a new HVAC unit compared to the expected cost of repairs and any savings you might see on your monthly utility bill are all factors taken into account on this important decision.

Any new system is going to be a major investment, but it’s no different than anything else. If your car is 10 years old and the transmission goes out, chances are you’re not going to spend $2,000 to $3,000 dollars to repair it. Instead you’re going to make a major investment in a new car.

And the feeling of waking up on a frigid morning and your house is nice and warm—PRICELESS. Call Dixie, and it’s done!

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