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Should I fix or replace my HVAC?

Jan 5

Each homeowner will experience issues with their AC Oceanside system. The thermostat is turned up to stay warm in the morning. However, you don't receive any response. The system isn't starting and you don't get warmth from the radiators. There's a chance that the issue is a straightforward one which could be a blocked or blocked filter or broken breaker that has tripped. However, you could consider whether it's more cost-effective to replace the unit.


How do I determine if my HVAC needs to replacing?


These are some things to think about before making the choice to replace or repair your HVAC system.


1. Take care to ensure your safety.


The safety of your family is likely to be your primary concern. It's an ideal idea to change your heating system when it poses a threat to safety, regardless of whether it's costly and difficult to replace.


For example, a fractured heat exchanger inside your furnace could result in an energizing carbon monoxide leak into the air in your home, which could lead to death. This is a risk that you don't want.


But other issues might be minor and require repairs, such as jammed valves or poor wiring. You'll need to do an analysis of cost-benefit with your HVAC Oceanside contractor in order to determine the most effective option.


2. Life Expectancy


Then, think about how old your furnace is. According to the article, furnaces have an average lifespan of 15 to 20 years. The competent HVAC technician can note the date of installation onto the unit while it's being installed. If not, you can look for an identification plate made of metal with the serial and model numbers within the door of the chamber. Manufacturers can be reached through the customer service number to inquire about the manufacturing date of the product.


3. Effectiveness of Heating


Your heating system isn't able to efficiently heat your home if it's not functioning at peak efficiency. It's possible that your heating system isn't working properly if some rooms aren't heating at the desired temperature. You might notice that some areas are warmer than others in older systems and could suggest that the heater isn't heating the entire home.


Home Cooling System Repair vs. Replacement


When determining whether to repair or replace your cooling system, you should consider these factors:

1. The Unit's Age


Take a look at the age of your air conditioner just as you would think about your home heating. The age of your AC is crucial in deciding whether you should replace or repair it. Between 10 and 15 years your air conditioner may have to be replaced.


It might not be worth it to change your air conditioner if it is older than eight years old.


2. R-22 Freon usage


To cut down on energy consumption, the federal government is eliminating Freon across the country. Freon prices are skyrocketing as a result of this. Freon is a popular refrigerant in air conditioners. It is necessary to change to R410A refrigerant if it stops working. It's time to upgrade your air conditioner if it's experiencing issues or has stopped working.


3. Frequency of breakdown


Are you experiencing that your air conditioner is failing? Have you found yourself calling an expert time and time to solve another issue that your system is experiencing? It could be a sign that your system isn't well maintained, and it might become costly to continue repairs to older devices.


4. Costs of Repair

Should I replace my HVAC before it fails?

A new AC unit could be more suitable for you if you aren't sure whether to replace or fix the unit you have. Your local HVAC Contractor will have to keep up with maintenance of HVAC units on a regular basis. If your AC unit requires frequent repairs, it will cost more to replace your unit than the cost of installation.

AirTime Heating and Air Conditioning 

Oceanside, CA 

(760) 452-9414