Repair or Replace | Air Conditioning Repair, Plano, TX
When you are in the situation of having an aging HVAC system that requires frequent air conditioning repair in Plano, TX, you are likely considering replacing it. Whether or not you should repair or replace will depend on specific factors, such as age, the amount of maintenance, and others.
A properly maintained HVAC system is likely to outlast one that is not. Manufacturers generally recommend replacing older air conditioning units, and there are reasons for it. Furthermore, an AC unit can be almost indefinitely repaired as long as the components are available, and the system is not corroded beyond repair. However, the decision to repair may not always be the ideal financial decision. Aging systems often will not operate as efficiently as they did when new. While newer air conditioning systems operate with 30% higher efficiency than an older system.
When you find yourself faced with the decision to repair or replace, you need an HVAC contractor who will compare an existing system’s condition and expected remaining lifespan and operating expenses to the lifespan, cost, and energy savings of a new high-efficiency system. In systems that have at best received irregular maintenance, and are aging and worn, a new system will provide significantly greater reliability, and savings on the cost of energy that will help the new system to pay for itself.
An additional factor to take into consideration is a system’s repair history. Equipment with numerous failures and repairs is a situation that is not going to improve. Continuing to sink money into major repairs will eventually add up to the cost of a new, reliable and energy efficient system.
It is often recommended to place a 25% cap limit on air conditioning repair in Plano, TX. When the cost of the AC repair you need now, plus any provided in the past 2-3 years will equal 25% of the cost of a new system, placing the potential cost of the current repair into a down payment is a sound decision.
Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning’s certified professionals will provide an honest assessment on the health of your system, and provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision as to whether air conditioning repair in Plano, TX is justifiable, or if the best solution for your situation is replacing it.
Electrical issues are common problems for aging HVAC systems. Contactors wear out, capacitors and motors can fail. While these problems can receive air conditioning repair in Plano, TX, routine maintenance can prevent failed components in certain situations.
For example, maintenance will eventually involve the need for cleaning of the coils. In split systems, the evaporator coil is located indoors in the cabinet with the air filter. When the coil becomes excessively soiled, water may not properly drain into the evaporator tray. Instead, it can drain on your flooring, and components within the HVAC system, causing damage to both.
There is also the fact that a dirty coil can result in the loss of cooling. These issues are all a candidate for air conditioning repair in Plano, TX, as long as repair isn’t delayed to the point of system corroding due to increased moisture. Routine maintenance, will assure these problems will not occur.
As previously stated, there are advantages to installing a new system. The new system provides a longer warranty than air conditioning repair in Plano, TX. In addition, the contractor will have fewer air conditioning service calls with a new system. Proper repair requires a skilled technician to spend time troubleshooting the problem, which can involve time for the change out of a $2,000 AC compressor and other failed components. A number of homeowner’s will be more satisfied with the installation of a reliable new system, rather than continuing to invest money into an aged system with a future of continued repair, and the potential of waiting for weeks on parts to be shipped, when they are even still in manufacture.
If you would like an honest opinion on your existing HVAC system’s condition and remaining lifespan, give us a call, we will be glad to help you in the decision to repair or replace. In order to maintain our standards of excellence around the clock, Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning’s certified technicians offer 24-hour emergency service. Give us a call when you need heating or air conditioning repair in Plano, TX, Katy and the surrounding areas. We are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating. Our technicians have a commitment to excellence, and to your satisfaction.