You’re probably familiar with the typical signs that your HVAC System needs replacing.
- 10-15 years old
- Noisy operation
- Skyrocketing bills
- Constant repairs
- Poor climate control
- Endlessly running
But there are many more factors to weigh in on regarding the health and future of your climate control system. What kind of operating system do you have? How is your ductwork situation? What brand of HVAC system do you own? Are you planning to stay where you are long enough to make a solid investment? Is your current HVAC system still under factory warranty? What is the original SEER rating (seasonal energy efficiency ratio rating) of your Air Conditioner? What about the AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) percentage rating of your Furnace? What about HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) of your Heat Pump?
The point is, the deeper you dive into it, the issue of HVAC Repair or Replacement can really get confusing for most of us. Some of the bigger HVAC manufacturing companies recommend following the rule of multiplication, where you multiply the estimated cost of repairs by the age of the unit. So if an HVAC repairman gives you a quote for $800 repair costs, and your unit is 9 years old, that gives you a comparison cost of $7200 verses a new HVAC replacement. If you have a professional give you an estimate for HVAC replacement that’s around $6000, and it’s a truly worthwhile and trustworthy piece of equipment, it might be wise to consider replacing. But really, the only real way to know your own best options for your unique situation is to call a professional you trust to come give a thorough, honest evaluation regarding your HVAC repair or replace situation.
For over a decade, the professionals from Comfort Solutions have offered FREE on-site assessments for homeowners, business owners, and property managers who are in this exact situation. We pledge to give you honest, thorough assessments of your Heating and Air Systems, and help you make the best decision regarding the HVAC repair or replace questions you’ve been having. Call or contact us today to schedule your free assessment! Ask about our HVAC financing available now to folks just like you! You might be eligible to get a total HVAC Replacement for as little as $15 a week!
HVAC Repair or Replace? What Should You Choose?
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.
Age and Technology – How Do They Factor into HVAC Repair or Replacement Decisions?
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.
Comfort Solutions – Your Top Local HVAC Resource
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 HVAC assessment in the Greater Atlanta area and beyond. Our dedicated experts offer unrivaled value for your HVAC needs, and we are available for emergency calls, any time of the day or night. Contact us for all your HVAC repairs and replacements inquiries. We’ll always send you qualified professionals who can give a thorough evaluation of your climate control system and help you find the best way to improve your heating, cooling, and total comfort. Our professionals are also well versed in all the HVAC financing options we can offer homeowners, business owners, property managers, and more. Nobody helps you control the weather in your home or business like Comfort Solutions! Call or contact us today to schedule your FREE assessment, and be one step closer to knowing whether you should continue to repair your Heating and Air System, or replace it altogether with a new, high-efficiency unit, installed to perfection by Comfort Solutions.