If you live in Phoenix, you know how important having a working air conditioner is. When your AC stops working or isn’t doing its job properly, your first priority is probably to get it up and running again. Should you run into an expensive repair, you may need to decide if you should fix or replace your HVAC system.
When you’re facing a large repair bill, here’s what you should consider:
– The age of your HVAC unit
– How expensive the repairs are
– Is your system energy efficient
– Do you frequently need to have the unit worked on
When To Fix Your HVAC System
If you’re looking at an expensive HVAC repair bill, you may want to throw away your existing unit and replace it with something new that works. However, you may still have several years of life left in your unit. Most HVAC systems will provide 10 years or more of reliable service, so unless your unit is nearly or more than 10 years old, it’s probably better to fix it.
It’s also a good idea to repair an AC if the issue is either a common problem or if it’s the first time you’ve had an issue with your air conditioner. Most mechanical things break down at some time or another, and one issue doesn’t mean that you’ll keep having problems with your AC.
When To Replace Your HVAC System
Even if you’re facing a costly repair, it’s often cheaper to fix a problem with your air conditioner than it is to replace it. However, that’s not always the most cost-effective way to resolve your problems.
If you have an HVAC unit that’s nearing the end of its lifespan, it’s likely that you’ll keep having to repair it. Additionally, if you have a newer unit that needs constant repairs, it may be better to replace it with one that doesn’t break down all the time.
If you have an AC that is not energy efficient, you could save a lot of money by having a trusted HVAC service, like Goettl Air Conditioning, put in a new unit for you. Newer systems can save you hundreds of dollars a year on energy costs, and your savings can dramatically reduce the cost of a new installation.