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Jan 5

Every homeowner is likely to encounter an issue with their HVAC Oceanside system. You crank up the thermostat to keep warm in the morning. However, you don't receive any kind of response. It's not clear that the system is trying to begin to run or feel any heat coming through the radiators or air vents. There's a chance that the issue is a simple one which could be a blocked or blocked filter or the breaker is tripped. You might wonder if changing the unit would be cheaper.


How do I know if my HVAC needs to replacing?


Here are some points to consider when making a decision on which repair or replacement to make to your HVAC system:


1. Be sure to be safe


Your family's safety will be your main concern. If your heating system presents the risk of harm it is sensible to replace it, especially when repairs are costly and time-consuming.


For example, a fractured heat exchanger inside your furnace could lead to an energizing carbon monoxide leak into the air of your home, that could cause death. This is a risk you would not like to take.


But, other issues might only require minor repairs, such as jammed valves or inadequate wiring. To determine the most effective option you'll have to conduct an analysis of cost-benefit and consult with your HVAC Oceanside contractor.


2. Life expectancy


Next, think about how old your unit is. According to the article, furnaces have a longevity of between 15 to 20 years. In certain circumstances, the certified and experienced HVAC contractor will record the date of installation on your unit during the installation process. If not, look for a plate made of metal with the serial and model numbers inside the door of the chamber. Contact the customer care department of the manufacturer and inquire about the unit's manufacturing date.


3. Efficiency of Heating


If your heating system doesn't operate at its highest effectiveness, it won't be able to heat your home. If certain rooms of your home aren't heating to the temperature that you set then it's likely that you have an inefficient heater. It's possible to notice that specific regions are hotter than others with older systems and could suggest that your heater isn't heating the entire home.


Home Cooling System Repair vs. Replacement


In deciding whether to fix or replace your cooling system, consider the following elements:

1. The Age of the Unit


Consider the age of your air conditioner, just like you do with your home heating. The time of the air conditioner's age is critical when deciding whether it is better to repair or replace it. Every 10 to 15 years your air conditioner is likely to need to be replaced.


If the air conditioner you have is years old or more, it may not be worth the expense to fix it unless the problem isn't too significant, like an old fan belt or a condenser unit that is clogged.


2. R-22 Freon usage


The federal government has decided to eliminate Freon in all 50 states to save energy. Freon prices are soaring as a consequence of this. Freon is a popular refrigerant in air conditioners. It is a necessary to change to R410A refrigerant in the event that it ceases to function. It's time for you to replace the unit if it's experiencing issues or has stopped working.


3. Frequency of Breakdown


Are you feeling that your AC is always failing? Are you tired of calling professionals each time to fix another problem in your air conditioner? It could be a sign that your system is not being properly maintained and may become expensive to keep doing repairs to older equipment.


4. Costs of Repair

Should I replace my HVAC before it fails?

A new unit might be more suitable for you If you're not sure if to replace or repair the unit you have. Your local HVAC Contractor will require maintenance on air conditioners from time to time. If your AC system needs frequent repairs, it will be more expensive to replace it than the cost of installation.

AirTime Heating and Air Conditioning 

Oceanside, CA 

(760) 452-9414