Is it Better to Repair or Replace an Aging HVAC System?
Maintain, Repair or Replace Your HVAC Equipment - What is Right for You?
The summer heat has made it to metro Atlanta and your HVAC system is already working overtime to keep your home cool and comfortable. As a homeowner, knowing your options before an incidental breakdown is very important to getting your home back to comfortable as soon as possible. When your home is a stifling 89 degrees with no relief in sight, it is easy to make a rash and quick decision just to feel the cool air jetting out of your vents. Do you know which options are the best for a breakdown scenario and is maintenance really an important factor in extending the longevity of your system?
Preventative Maintenance on Your HVAC:
Your HVAC system is like any other mechanical piece of equipment with many moving parts. Whether it be your car, lawnmower, all terrain vehicles or even a piano; performing regular maintenance or tune ups allows your equipment to run at its optimal performance. Maintenance on your HVAC system prior to each running season is a major factor in extending the life of your equipment and catching small problems before they turn into costly large ones. Don't skip the regular tune ups and make sure you change your air filter as recommended by the manufacturer.
Repair or Replace - What is the better option?
While it may be more economical and sensible to your aging lawnmower or car, that may not be the case when you have an ill functioning HVAC system. Measurable factors such as energy efficiency and air quality are not relevant in equipment such as your lawn mower but provide a major savings in costs in your HVAC system. These long term cost savings may outweigh the benefits of quick repair. A new system may even provide you with better air quality and even a worry free warranty. The chart below will help distinguish which factors are most important when making the decision to repair or replace your system.