When the HVAC system at your Savannah, Georgia, home can’t keep up with the changing seasons, it’s time to bring in a professional for an inspection. Continuing to run your heating or cooling system when it’s not working right can cause further damage and waste a lot of energy. For many people, the question is whether to repair or replace the system, and the answer for your Savannah, GA HVAC system depends on several factors.
Age of the System
The first thing an HVAC technician will consider when deciding whether to recommend repair or replacement is the age of your heating and cooling system. These units aren’t meant to last forever. In fact, most manufacturers recommend replacement every 10-15 years. If your system is nearing the end of its viable life, continuing to repair damaged components will become more frequent and more expensive. On the other hand, a unit that’s only a few years old can typically be repaired and continue to work for years to come. In fact, many units include a warranty for the first five years.
Cost of the Repair
Before your technician recommends replacing your HVAC system, they will typically compare the cost of the repair to the cost of replacing the unit. If the price of a repair is more than 50 percent of the value of replacing it, you may want to think about the replacement.
If your HVAC system isn’t very efficient or is the wrong size for the space, you’re probably spending a lot on heating and cooling bills every month. If these costs are higher than average, an HVAC technician can look for ways to improve efficiency. However, an improperly sized unit often needs to be replaced. When the unit is too large, it uses more energy than you really need to heat and cool your home, while a small unit has to cycle on and off more often, operating inefficiently.
Our HVAC technicians at Byrd Heating and Air Conditioning will take these aspects into consideration and give an honest analysis on whether to replace or repair the HVAC system, so call us at 912-373-8447.
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