When it comes to the mechanical components in machines, they are all co-related with one another. These parts are often designed to have a similar service life. This means, if anyone component fails (unless it’s distinctly isolated from the rest), there is a good chance that you will find yourself dealing with a number of other problems in the system. It’s the same with your HVAC system as well.
Aspects to Consider
Not only are these constant failures inconvenient, but the overall repair costs can burn a hole in your pocket. Ultimately, you will realize that it might have been a much better decision to simply replace the HVAC system when the first component failed. Sometimes, replacing a perfectly-working older system with a new, energy-efficient one can save you a significant amount of money in the long term. While it’s very difficult to determine whether repair or replacement would be a better option, there are certain aspects you can keep in view to make the right choice.
1. The Service Life of the System Matters
Typically, your HVAC unit’s service life can be anything between eight and 20 years. This wide range is due to a number of different factors, which will impact your decision about repair or replacement:
Was the system sized appropriately and installed as required?
Some systems will be of a higher quality than others, which also means they will last longer. A cheaper unit will be made using cheaper components that will breakdown sooner than their more expensive counterparts.
Has a system been maintained with regularity and tested by experts at regular intervals? These regular maintenance and service checks go a long way in increasing the longevity of components such as the thermostat, coils belts, filters, computer boards, etc. If you have neglected to get regular maintenance done, it’s likely that your system will require replacement sooner.
Is the system over a decade old?
If your HVAC unit has been repaired multiple times over the last few years, it means that it isn’t as reliable as you’d want it to be. While it might be possible to fix the system every time something goes wrong with it, the amount you spend on labor and spare parts can prove to be far more expensive than a complete replacement.
Hire HVAC Experts
As you can see, there are a large number of aspects that need to be kept in view when it comes to deciding whether you should get your heat and air system repaired or replaced. This is why you need to rely on the experience of reputable contractors like the ones at TS Heat & Air.
Our team of experts will conduct a detailed assessment of your system and test every component. They will share all their findings with you and provide objective and unbiased advice on whether your HVAC system will function well with repairs or complete replacement would be a better choice.
If you want more suggestions or heat and air Oklahoma services, get in touch with us at TS Heat & Air. You can call or message us through our contact us form and we’ll be happy to help.