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Should I Repair or Replace My Air Conditioner?

Jan 5

Every homeowner will face an issue with the AC Oceanside system. It's cold and cold outside and you adjust the thermostat, just like you do to stay warm, but receive no response. You don't hear the system begin to spin up or feel any heat emanating through the radiators or air vents. It's a hope for a simple solution, like blocked filters or a tripped circuit breaker. It's possible to ask if replacing the unit is more affordable.


How do I know if my HVAC needs to replacing?


Here are some ideas to consider when deciding whether you want to repair or replace the HVAC system in your home:


1. Make sure you are safe


The safety of your family is likely to be the top priority. It is recommended that you replace your heating system if it could pose a threat to safety, no matter if it's costly and difficult to replace.


A fractured heat exchanger could result in a deadly carbon monoxide leakage into your home's air. It could cause death. Don't risk it.


However, other issues may just require minor repairs such as jammed valves, or poor wiring. To make the best option, you'll need to conduct an analysis of cost-benefit and consult with your HVAC Oceanside contractor.


2. Life Expectancy


Consider the age of your furnace. As mentioned, furnaces have an average lifespan of 15 to 20 years. The qualified HVAC technician could record the date of installation onto the unit when it is installed. You will find a metal identification plaque with serial and model numbers in the chamber's door. It is then possible to contact the customer service line of the manufacturer and ask about the unit's production date.


3. Heating can be effective


If your heating system isn't working at its maximum efficiency, it will not provide heat to your home. It is possible that your heater is not working as efficiently if specific areas aren't heating at the appropriate temperature. Older heating systems might have trouble heating the entire house, as seen by the fact that certain regions are warmer than others.


Home Cooling System Repair vs. Replacement


Take into consideration the following aspects when deciding whether your house cooling system requires replacement or repair:

1. The age of the unit


Similar to your home heating it is also important to consider the condition of your air conditioning. When deciding which option to fix or replace your AC, the age of the unit is important. Between 10 and 15 years the air conditioner will have to be replaced.


It might not be worth it to upgrade your air conditioner if it's older than 8 years old.


2. R-22 Freon usage


The federal government is removing Freon across all 50 states to save energy. In the process, Freon prices have increased dramatically. Freon is a popular refrigerant in air conditioning units. You will need to change to R410A refrigerant when your unit stops functioning. It's time for you to replace the unit if it's experiencing issues or has stopped working.


3. Frequency of Breakdown


Do you feel that your AC is always breaking down? Are you finding yourself calling an expert repeatedly to fix yet another problem in your system? If so the regular maintenance could build over time, rendering it financially unwise to continue to do repairs on an older device.


4. Costs of Repair

Should I replace my HVAC before it fails?

If you're not sure about the best option for repairing or replacing your existing unit, and it's older than ten years of age, buying a new one might be a better investment. The local HVAC Contractor will have to keep up with the maintenance of air conditioners from time to time. But, if your unit needs frequent maintenance The cost of these repairs will eventually exceed the cost of installing a brand new unit which makes buying a new unit the better option.

AirTime Heating and Air Conditioning 

Oceanside, CA 

(760) 452-9414