When your air conditioner breaks down, there are two options available: get a replacement or repair your system and continue using it. It is important to have some factors guiding your decision to ensure your home’s occupants don’t have to put up with frequent AC downtime. We will explore how to choose between heat pump repair and replacement in Raeford, NC.
Your AC’s Age
An air conditioner’s efficiency drops as the years go by. This is because its parts become worn out as it ages and cannot maintain the same level of efficiency as when it was new.
ENERGY STAR recommends getting a new heat pump every 10 years. Therefore, if your unit is past the the 10-year mark, it is worth considering if it would be more economical to replace it rather than repair it.
Your AC’s Size
An undersized unit cannot satisfy your home’s temperature needs. An oversized system’s capability exceeds your home’s temperature requirements.
An undersized or oversized system cannot deliver the comfort you need. Therefore, consider replacing an incorrectly sized system with one that matches your needs.
The Cost of Repairs
Some HVAC components are more costly to repair than others. You can fix minor issues like worn-out belts and continue using your system. If there are multiple faulty components that are expensive to repair and the costs of repair is close to 50% of the cost of a new system, the better option would be to install a new heat pump.
The Frequency of Repairs
Like any machine, your air conditioner will break down once in a while, and that’s normal. However, if the system breaks down regularly, you might be better off investing in a new system rather than paying repair costs. It will also interfere with your peace of mind because you don’t know when the system will break down again, denying your family a cool environment.
Contact Sandhills Heating, Refrigeration & Electrical for exceptional air conditioning services. We will inspect your system and address any issues denying your family a comfortable indoor environment.
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