Many homeowners and business owners end up with the dilemma of having to choose to repair or replace an HVAC system. There are a number of factors to consider when choosing to repair or replace an HVAC system. For example, one of the easiest ways to make this determination is to consider the age of the unit in question. A newer unit should typically be repaired and may still even be under warranty.
An Older Unit May Require Multiple Repairs
Conversely, an older unit that is more than a decade old or certainly more than 15 years old should simply be replaced with a new more energy efficient unit. One rule of thumb to consider is that when a repair will cost more than half the value of a new unit it is simply better to replace the unit. This is also an important consideration due to the fact that an older unit may require multiple repairs. In the long run, a homeowner or business owner may end up spending more money on repairs than what it would cost to replace the unit.
Planning For A Move In The Immediate Future
Another clear indicator that helps to determine whether or not to replace a unit is whether or not an individual or business will be moving anytime soon. Those that are planning for a move in the immediate future where an older HVAC system is still functioning may wish to refrain from replacing the system entirely. Talking with a realtor is often an excellent way to determine whether a repair or replacement is the best option. In terms of return on investment, it is often better to simply repair the existing unit.
These Professionals Have Years Of Experience
As an added note, there are many techniques and strategies that can be used to considerably extend the useful lifespan of an HVAC unit. Working with an experienced and dedicated team of professional HVAC system technicians is often the best way to accomplish this goal. These professionals have years of experience in working with a wide variety of HVAC systems and with virtually all makes and models. Extending the life of an existing HVAC system and getting more use out of the system has its place in helping homeowners save money. Contact Parker & Sons today for Phoenix HVAC repair, installation and maintenance.