Because your HVAC system is important to your comfort all year round, when it breaks down, you might wonder if you should just replace the whole thing. After all, no one wants to have to be in a home or business that’s too hot in the summer. While a single breakdown doesn’t necessarily mean you should replace the system, it could make you feel like the HVAC is less reliable than it used to be. The best thing to do is to hire an HVAC company you can trust to help you decide what will be best for you and your HVAC. There are some guidelines to help you figure out whether you should replace or repair your HVAC system.
If your system is over 10 years old, there’s a good chance that it should be replaced. New technology makes new HVAC systems much more energy efficient and that can drastically decrease your energy bills. If your system breaks down often, doesn’t work effectively, or the repairs would cost more than a replacement, it would probably be a good idea to replace the system. Finally, if your system uses R-22 refrigerant, it might be time to upgrade. R-22 is being phased out, so repairs are only going to become more expensive as the chemical becomes less available.
On the other hand, if the cost of the repair is less than 50 percent of the cost of replacement, repairing may be your best option, especially if you haven’t had any other problems. If you’re moving, you may want to consult with your real estate agent as to whether or not it’ll improve the value of your building. If you’ve been good at maintaining the system, chances are that a repair will be better for you because maintenance helps extend the life of the HVAC system, which means the repair is probably something relatively minor.
At Comfort Solutions Heating & Cooling, we offer services throughout the entire Atlanta metro area. We understand that your budget is important, which is why our service calls are free with any repair. Our dedicated experts offer unrivaled value for your HVAC, and we are available for emergency calls. Contact us for your HVAC repairs and replacements. We’ll send out a team that is qualified for your system and help you find the best way to improve your heating, cooling, and comfort. Call us today to schedule your appointment, and we’ll make sure your job is done right the first time.