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Even the best heating and cooling units eventually wear out, and most have a lifespan of 15-20 years. If you have an aging unit, here are the top things you need to consider in replacing it.

First, the size of your current unit and the space it is heating or cooling are both extremely important. You need the right size of HVAC for your home’s square footage. Make sure you know the size of your home, and whether or not you need zoning. Also, what kind of unit will work best for your situation? An HVAC tech can help answer these questions for you.

Do you want a traditional unit or a high-efficiency unit? What will the cost difference be for these options? Each home and each situation is different, and it’s possible if you’ve been using a traditional one and been dissatisfied, you may want to look at upgrading to high-efficiency.

You may also want to consider a brand preference, or whether the coils are upright or horizontal. Some brands may have harder or easier parts to find for repairs down the road, and the type of coils as well can make a difference in how easy they are to find and replace. It’s never too early to consider maintenance issues.

How easy will the new unit be to maintain? This is another feature that a tech can help guide you on, so you’re making the right decision for your lifestyle, home size, and heating and cooling preferences.

If you think it might be time to replace your unit, let Prestige Heating & Conditioning help.