To repair or replace, that is the HVAC question. While this is a decision best made on a case-by-case basis, here are general guidelines to consider when you’re faced with HVAC repairs that leave you wondering if replacing the unit isn’t the better option.
Age: Do you have a system that is more than 10 years old? Even if it still runs dependably, you might be better off with a new one. HVAC equipment’s physical life is often longer than its economic life. If they have been well maintained, the air conditioning components can last around 15 years and the furnace even up to 20, but you should consider issues of economic feasibility, given the great advancements in technology and efficiency. Also of concern is that older heat exchangers are more likely to develop cracks or rust holes that could allow carbon monoxide gas to enter your indoor space.
Energy efficiency: As fuel costs continue to rise, are electricity and gas bills from cooling and heating straining your monthly budget? New air conditioning and heating equipment is steadily getting more efficient. When you combine the efficiency of a new air conditioning and heating system with the replacement or sealing of leaky ductwork, you can save a substantial percent on the monthly electricity and gas costs associated with cooling and heating your home or business.
Comfort: Do you have hot spots in your home in the summer and cold ones during the winter months? Does your oversized A/C turn on and off quickly but leave the air in your rooms feeling damp? A new system will deliver more comfort to your home or business because an HVAC system with too much capacity cycles on and off too quickly, which doesn’t allow time to adequately “condition” the air. This causes an overly humid, clammy indoor environment. If your system is undersized (or has leaking ducts) it will not heat or cool adequately overall or perhaps only in certain areas.
Whether you need HVAC repair in Dallas or have decided it’s time to replace your existing unit with a newer, more efficient model, Air-Max Solutions can help. Air-Max Solutions offers Dallas air conditioning services across the Dallas metro area to serve you.