It’s the old R & R question and no we are not talking about rest and relaxation. Instead, it’s the question our experts at Associated Heating & Air has to try and answer for countless Anaheim, CA homeowners, “Should I repair my old HVAC system(s) or replace with new?”
The decision must be yours
Let’s be very clear upfront, Associated can give you all the information in the world about heating repairs, how much they will cost, and how long they can be expected to last, but only YOU can decide if it makes more sense to replace the old equipment. You need to take a close look at many factors.
Can my old system be repaired?
The technical answer is almost always yes. The practical answer is yes, but many times it makes no sense. Making expensive repairs on outdated equipment is a gamble. The repair itself may last for a long time, but you can’t reverse the aging process. There’s always a chance something else could break in a few weeks or months.
This is one of the most important factors to consider. No cooling or heating repair for your house is going to make an HVAC system more efficient than it was when new. Depending on how old your equipment is, replacing it with a new unit can easily cut your utility bills by up to 30%. Over the life of the new system that’s going to add up to a significant amount of money.
Peace of mind
Call it bad luck or coincidence but Associated Heating & Air sees it happen all the time. Air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces seem to break down at the worst times. The hottest day of the summer. Just before a big holiday gathering. When there’s no money available in the household budget to pay for yet another expensive heating repair. Put the worry behind you. Not only can you expect worry-free operation from new HVAC units, but in the rare case something does go wrong, you can depend on the manufacturer’s warranty to cover the repairs
When push comes to shove, this should be the ultimate concern. If your old cooling or heating system isn’t making your home comfortable, it’s likely time for a change. You may notice some rooms are too hot or too cold. Or maybe the entire house is uncomfortable. Sure, sometimes a repair can help temporarily, but very seldom does it solve the problem permanently.
Serving Orange County since 1990
If you still need an answer to the R & R question, call Associated Heating & Air and we’ll be happy to help. If repair is the choice you make, our technicians can do the job for you in your Anaheim, CA home. If you decide it’s time to replace, we offer expert installations. For more great information be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.