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Signs it's Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner/HVAC Oceanside

Jan 5

Every homeowner will eventually have an issue with their HVAC Oceanside system. It's cold and cold outside and you adjust the thermostat, just like you do, to keep warm, but there's no response. The system doesn't start or you feel the warmth emanating from the radiators. You're looking for a quick solution, like an obstruction in the filter or a tripped circuit breaker. You may be wondering if replacing the device is more cost-effective.


How do I know if my HVAC needs to replacing?


Here are some things to consider when deciding which repair or replacement to make to the HVAC system in your home:


1. Make sure you're safe


Your family's safety is likely to be your primary concern. If your heating system poses the risk of harm it is sensible to replace it, particularly when repairs are costly and inconvenient.


For instance, a broken heat exchanger in your furnace could lead to a toxic carbon monoxide leak into your home's air which could be lethal. You shouldn't be a victim of this risk.


But, other issues might only require minor repairs, such as jammed valves or inadequate wiring. You'll have to conduct a cost-benefit analysis with your HVAC Oceanside contractor in order to make the best decision.


2. Life Expectancy


Then, think about how old the furnace you have is. As mentioned, furnaces have an average lifespan of 15 to 20 years. In certain situations, your certified and qualified HVAC contractor will mark the installation date immediately on the furnace during the process of installation. Check for a metallic identification plaque with serial and model numbers in the chamber door. You can then contact the customer care department of the manufacturer and inquire about the unit's manufacture date.


3. Efficiency of Heating


If the heating system isn't operating at its maximum efficiency, it's not able to heat your home. It's possible that the heater is not working as efficiently if specific areas aren't heating at the desired temperature. Older systems may have trouble heating your entire home, as seen by the fact that some areas are warmer than others.


Home Cooling System Repair vs. Replacement


Be aware of the following elements before deciding if the house's cooling system is in need of replacement or repair:

1. The Golden Age of the Unit


Think about the age of your air conditioner just as you do with your home heating. The age of your AC is crucial in deciding whether it is better to repair or replace it. Every 10 to 15 years, your air conditioner should have to be replaced.


If your air conditioner is eight years older or more, it may not be worth the expense to fix it, unless the issue is minor, such as a worn fan belt or a clogged condenser unit.


2. R-22 Freon usage


To conserve energy, the federal government is gradually removing Freon across the nation. Freon prices are soaring as a result of this. If your air conditioner is using Freon, you'll have to replace it in the near future in order to switch to the brand new R410A refrigerant. It's time to upgrade your unit if you're having issues or is breaking down.


3. Frequency of breakdown


Are you feeling that your air conditioner is constantly malfunctioning? Have you had to call an expert repeatedly to fix yet another problem that your system is experiencing? It could be a sign that your system isn't being maintained properly and it could be costly to carry out repairs on older devices.


4. Repair costs

Should I replace my HVAC before it fails?

If you're unsure about fixing or replacing the unit you have and is more than ten years old then buying a brand new one might be a better investment. Your local HVAC Contractor will need to maintain HVAC units on a regular basis. If your AC unit requires regular maintenance, it'll be more expensive to replace it than the cost of installation.

AirTime Heating and Air Conditioning 

Oceanside, CA 

(760) 452-9414