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Should You Repair or Replace Your Home’s Comfort System?

Deciding whether to repair or replace your home comfort system can be challenging. At Dugan Air, we’re dedicated to providing top-notch services and solutions that make the Dugan Difference for your home.

Our team has compiled some key indicators to help guide you in making informed choices about the future of your systems. Keep reading to learn how to make the right decision, ensuring the utmost care for your comfort and home

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The age of your home comfort system plays a pivotal role in determining its condition and performance. The standard life span of a home comfort system ranges from 10 to 30 years. When your system begins to struggle due to aging, repairs might not be the wisest choice.

If your system has surpassed the decade mark, it’s worthwhile to consider a replacement for enhanced efficiency and reliability.

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With technological advancements, home comfort systems have become more energy-efficient over time. Upgrading to a new system typically leads to improved efficiency, as indicated by higher SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) ratings.

A higher SEER rating translates to better energy savings. By embracing a replacement, you’re embracing heightened efficiency and environmental responsibility.

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Rising Utility Bills

Unexplained spikes in your utility bills, consistently occurring in the same months across different years, signal potential issues with your system’s performance. Escalating utility costs could signify an aging system struggling to maintain efficiency.

Our Dugan Air service technicians can expertly assess your system’s viability and recommend appropriate solutions.

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Inconsistent Temperatures

Your home should provide consistent comfort, but aging systems can result in uneven temperatures across your space. This discomfort often stems from an overworked comfort system attempting to achieve desired temperatures.

As it works harder, your energy bills may surge. Our skilled technicians can promptly diagnose the problem and provide solutions to restore your comfort.

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Indoor Air Quality

Your heating and cooling systems significantly influence indoor air quality. As systems age, leaks in ductwork might develop, allowing dust and debris from your attic to infiltrate your home’s air. This directly impacts your family’s health and overall home well-being.

Prioritizing clean and fresh indoor air is pivotal, which is why considering a system replacement can contribute to maintaining optimal air quality.

If any of these signs resonate with you, our dedicated Dugan Air team is here to help. Whether it’s repair or replacement, your comfort is our priority.

Contact us today to tackle any heating and cooling concerns. Your home deserves the best care, and we’re here to provide it.


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