Should I Repair or Replace?
Find Out From Our Dallas Heating & Air Conditioning Specialists
If your heating and air conditioning system has broken down, you may find yourself facing a pretty critical question: is it worth fixing, or should I just invest in a replacement system? This is never an easy question, and the answer is rarely straightforward. On one hand, replacing a system is expensive, but can help you avoid more costly breakdowns in the future. On the other, repairing a system can keep it running for quite some time, and help you avoid having to make the investment in a new system.
You don’t want to replace your system too early. If you do, you’ll be essentially discarding equipment which may have several years of useable life left in it. However, if you don’t replace a system that needs it, you’ll find that you could be spending hundreds or even thousands of extra dollars on repairs that you could have ultimately avoided by replacing your aging equipment.
How Old Is Your Equipment?
The first thing to keep in consideration is the age of your system. If your system is still fairly new, repairing your system could get several years of additional use without stress or worry, making it an economical investment. However, an older system will more than likely experience more and more breakdowns, and that’ll only add up in costs that could have otherwise gone towards replacing it with a more reliable and energy-efficient system.
Here is a handy graphic that can help you make the decision as to whether it’s a good idea to repair or replace your system.
For example, if your HVAC system is only five years old and the cost of the repair is greater than $1,300, you may want to consider replacing it instead. On the other hand, if your system is 16 years old, you should consider a replacement if the repair service is going to cost you more than $200.
Here’s something else to consider: does your system run on R-22 refrigerant, otherwise known as Freon? If so, you may want to consider a replacement. R-22 Freon will no longer be in production beyond January 1, 2020, so finding this refrigerant may become impossible!
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