Whether you have concerns about an old air conditioning system that may not be able to manage the coming summer weather, or your heater is beginning to fail toward the end of the season after a long winter, there are many situations that make you consider the extent of repairs needed. Especially since they are likely covered under the warranty, repairs are typically worth the cost in the early years. However, you may be better off replacing the unit where the cost to fix an older air conditioner, furnace, boiler, or heat pump is often steeper. Absolute P&M Services would like to help you know when the HVAC system is too expensive to repair and it is better to replace.
Frequent HVAC Repairs are Needed
Something to be more concerned about than the cost of repair is the repair repetitious. There is a concern should you need second repair you’ve needed to schedule within the last twelve months for the heater or air conditioner. It is getting too close to risky with even one repair each year. It is at high risk of breaking down at the worst possible time with a system that needs professional repairs this often is probably wasting energy.
HVAC Inflation Cost
In addition to the frequency of repairs, maintaining the HVAC system working is the total cost per annum. You are paying too much in the event those extra repairs add up to paying more than $500 annually. In purchasing a reliable, new, and energy-efficient heater or air conditioner than excessive money thrown at the repairs it is being better invested.
Guide to Buying an HVAC; the 5,000 Ground Rule
Taking the cost of the repair the technician quotes and multiply it by the age of the system it is ideal guideline to get a quick idea of how worthwhile an HVAC repair is. The repair is probably not worth it should the cost be $5,000 or greater. By multiplying the age by the price and you get $5,600 for example, your 14-year-old air conditioner that needs a $400 repair is better replaced.
50% HVAC Rule
To help is to take the cost of a new system installation and reduce it by 50% on the unit you’re most likely to purchase next, though another quick calculation. The quoted cost of the repair should be compared. A repair that’s more than 50% of the cost of a new system is too expensive. If this is the better route to take, our experts will help guide you toward the repair or new system.
Emergency Central Air Conditioning & Forced Air Furnace Repairs & More in Santa Fe, Tomball, Sugar Land, Galveston & Greater Houston, Texas
When you need repairs or replacements for your HVAC system in the Greater Houston, TX area, call Absolute P&M Services and let our certified experts assist you. With your HVAC system services, our experts can help you.