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Understanding your HVAC’s Lifespan: When to Repair vs Replace

Your HVAC system is the heart of your home’s comfort, providing efficient heating, cooling and air quality. But like all equipment, it has a lifespan, and if you’re experiencing consistent problems, your system may be nearing its end. In this blog, we’ll explain how to determine if you should repair or replace it.

The Lifespan of an HVAC System

Typically, an HVAC unit can last between 10-15 years, sometimes longer depending on various factors such as the quality of the unit, maintenance frequency and usage patterns. Regular servicing and timely repairs can extend the lifespan of your HVAC system, ensuring it operates as efficiently as possible.

When to Repair

Repairing your HVAC system is often the first course of action when issues arise. It’s usually more affordable and quicker than replacing the entire system. However, if you experience issues on an ongoing basis, it might be more cost-effective to replace it.

When to Replace

If your HVAC system is over 12 years old and needs frequent repairs, it might be time to consider a new unit. Other signs that you may need a replacement include inconsistent temperatures throughout your home, an increase in your energy bills or if your system uses outdated refrigerants like R-22 Freon.

The Cost Factor

One of the most significant factors in the repair vs replacement decision is cost. If the cost of repairs is more than 25% of the cost of a new system, it’s generally more cost-effective to replace the unit. Additionally, replacing your old, inefficient HVAC system with a new, energy-efficient model can lead to considerable savings on your energy bills over time.

Professional Support

If you’re trying to determine whether to repair or replace, it’s always best to consult with an expert. Our team at Complete Care HVAC can conduct a thorough inspection of your system, consider all factors, and provide a recommendation based on your specific situation.

Remember, the goal of your HVAC system is to provide a comfortable living environment. Whether you choose to repair or replace, ensuring your system is functioning efficiently and effectively is paramount. Complete Care HVAC can help! Call us today at (256) 350-2332.


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