When Should I Buy a New Electric Heat and Air Unit?

Your electric heat and air unit (HVAC) is one of the most important appliances in your home. It helps keep you cool and comfortable in the summer and warm and toasty in the dead of winter. When the HVAC unit fails, it’s time to consider replacing it.



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If you need a new electric heat and air unit, the experienced and knowledgeable team at Swaim Electric can examine your current unit, diagnose the issue, and make the necessary repairs or replace the unit in a timely manner. No one wants to be stuck without AC in the summer or without heat in the winter.



The Season is Important

Many people might tell you that it doesn’t matter what time of year you buy a new electric heat and air unit, but it absolutely does matter. If your unit fails in the dead of winter or the middle of the summer, purchasing one can be costly. Obviously, if the unit fails you need to replace it as soon as possible.

If you know the age of your HVAC unit or have experienced problems with it recently, it’s best to purchase a new unit in the spring or fall. Demand for these units will be lower than other points of the year, ensuring that you are not paying too high a price. You should also have no trouble buying the unit of choice as most should be in stock.



Repairs Have Become Frequent or Costly

Has one of the technicians from Swaim Electric been at your home often over the past handful of months? If you’ve needed our repair services multiple times for your HVAC unit, it’s time to consider buying a new one. Putting a band-aid on the unit will only get you so far if it is older or has simply continued to fail. Multiple repair appointments begin to add up too. Making the decision to install a new electric heat and air unit can save you money in the long run.



The Unit Has Failed

Does your air conditioning run at random times? Does the unit have trouble cooling the home? Did you notice last winter that the heat did not work as well as in past years? Does the unit not kick on when you lower the temperature in the summer? These are all signs that the HVAC unit has failed and it’s time to have a new one installed.

When an HVAC unit fails, it is important that you replace it immediately, no matter the season. You might have to wait a little longer for a replacement if in the middle of a busy season, so be sure to get on the schedule at Swaim Electric as soon as possible.

Plus, living with an electric heat and air unit that has failed in the summer is not good for your health. Many people require air conditioning because of various breathing issues. Not having a working AC unit can also lead to the growth of mold in your home. An AC unit acts as a dehumidifier when it is running, removing dust, mold, and mildew from the home.

On the other side of things, an HVAC unit that doesn’t work in the winter can leave your home or office frigid. It can be uncomfortable to sleep at night or even get any work done because of the bone-chilling temperatures.



The licensed and knowledgeable team at Swaim Electric is here to answer all of your electric heat and air unit questions. Call us today in Climax, North Carolina to ask us a question about your HVAC unit or to schedule an appointment for the installation of a new unit.





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