When homeowner's experience the need for frequent repairs of a HVAC system, the question of when to repair or replace is often asked. The answer depends on the individual situation, with consideration given to factors such as the system's age, the frequency of maintenance, history of repair, and others. A Garland Heating and Air Conditioning professional is your best source for determining whether repair or replacement is the ideal solution. You can rely on the expertise, of Garland certified HVAC technician for heating and air conditioning installation, repair and service.
Routine maintenance is essential for the long-term performance and lifespan of the HVAC system. However, eventually age, wear and tear takes their toll, and heating and air conditioning installation of a new unit becomes necessary.
With a new installation, homeowner’s will receive the benefits a new unit provides with increased reliability, and potential energy savings, especially if an Energy Star system is selected.
Besides routine maintenance, an additional factor that can affect the lifespan of the heating and air conditioning system is the quality of air conditioning installation. There are a number of factors involved in determining the proper size system for your home or business. Often, less reputable HVAC installers will base the unit size on the square footage of your home. This single factor alone is not sufficient for proper sizing.
Problems occur in systems that are sized wrong. A system smaller than is required will be overworked and experience premature wear, resulting in a reduced lifespan. System’s that are oversized will short cycle, failing to properly excessive humidity during the cooling season, and potentially resulting in mold, discomfort due to excessive humidity, excessive energy use and premature wear. These are all reasons to insist on a qualified installer.
When Repair is Best
When a system is relatively new, that is in the first half of its expected life span, repair may be the best option. However, if the system is 10 years old or older and requiring frequent repairs, replacement is likely the best option. A system of this age will not provide the efficiency it once did, and a new heating and air conditioning installation will provide greater efficiency and higher performance.
The installation of a new system provides a convenient time to inspect the home’s energy performance. Attic insulation can settle, for example, reducing its insulating factor. As a rule, if you can see the rafters, insulation needs to be added. Furthermore, inspect the weather-stripping around doors, and caulking of the windows. Sealing all cracks, gaps, and air leaks will also assist you with energy conservation. In fact, energy upgrades may allow you to downsize the unit requirements, potentially saving you even more money on installation and the energy bills.
A Benjamin Franklin professional will provide a comprehensive inspection of your home’s existing HVAC system. Once the technician determines the condition, remaining lifespan, and current performance of the existing system, you will be in the position of being able to make an informed choice to repair or replace. Contact Garland Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule air conditioning installation. We serve Dallas, Plano, and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.