When it comes to your heating and air system, deciding whether or not it is time to repair or replace your system can be an important yet difficult decision. As a homeowner, we at Cool Guys believe that you need to inform yourself with all things that must be considered before reaching out for a professional opinion so let’s take a look!
One of the first factors you must take into account is the age of your unit. Even in the best case scenarios, most HVAC systems will last 10-15 years. With proper and regular maintenance, you can elongate the life of your AC. If your system is near the end of its life and is starting to have issues, then your best bet may to be replace it. If your system is 15 years or older, break-downs tend to be more frequent so if you choose to repair your system at this age, it may result in paying for more and more repairs.
Use this formula as a general guideline of eyeballing costs –
(Cost of your repair) X (Age of your unit in years)
For example, repair = $957 and age is 8 years so $957 x 8 = $7,656. Is the amount you get from multiplying the two more or less than the cost of a new AC? If it’s less, then you’re safe to repair. If it’s more, then it might be worth investing in a new AC.
Have you been noticing a spike in your energy bills even though your energy usage or energy rates haven’t increased? This is another significant factor that may force you to wonder if it is time to repair or replace. If this is happening to you, it may be time to invest in new, more energy efficient equipment that can help save you on your electric bills in the long run.
Now that you have a little bit more information on your AC unit, you are now one step closer to figuring out if you need to repair or replace your system! Still need more information or require an AC repair or replacement? Call your local techs at Cool Guys today at 210-534-2665!