Should you repair or replace your HVAC System?

Every machine occasionally breaks down. However, if your air conditioner or heating system starts to break down more than once per season, it is not only frustrating, but costly. If this is the case, you should consider whether air conditioner and/or heating replacement is a better option.

For homeowners, Cool Air Mechanical is a trusted partner for both repairs and replacements of major HVAC systems in the metro Atlanta area. If you are concerned that your repair costs are growing out of control, now may be the time to call and discuss your replacement options.

The Rising Cost of Heating and AC Repairs in Atlanta

The first thing you should do is consider how much money you currently spend on repairs for your heating and cooling system in the Atlanta area. This shouldn’t include the cost of annual service and preventative maintenance programs performed to keep your system in working order; just unexpected repairs — those that often times require emergency service — that occur during normal operation of your HVAC system. Ideally, your system should never break down, unless if it happens once every year or two due to unexpected circumstances, such as a freezing condenser unit or a pest infestation. However, if it happens more often than that, it may be time for a replacement.

Atlanta Heater and Air Conditioning Energy Efficiency

If your system is old enough that it breaks down on a semi–regular basis, it likely isn’t very energy efficient. That means it costs more to operate than a newer model and replacement might be a more cost effective solution.

For example, if you have a furnace that is more than 20 years old, it likely has an efficiency rating of between 50% and 70%. However, an upgraded furnace would offer efficiency of at least 80% (the mandated minimum) and up to 98% in the case of the best models on the market. That means you could save a tremendous amount of money on your energy bill just by upgrading, plus you wouldn’t have to pay for the cost of repairs any longer.

Atlanta HVAC Repair and Replacement Experts

If you still are not sure which option is best for you, you can discuss your situation with one of our technicians. We can help you determine the cost benefit of a new, energy–efficient upgrade to your heating or cooling system versus the cost of maintaining your existing system with frequent repair visits. The cost of the repairs, frequency they are performed and age of your current system will all be taken into consideration here.

If you’re ready to discuss your heating and cooling needs, call Cool Air Mechanical today and ask to speak with one of our system efficiency specialists. We will help you determine the most cost effective solution for your home and then layout a plan for implementation, whether that involves extensive repairs or a full replacement of your existing system.