There are many situations that make you consider the extent of repairs needed, no matter if you have concerns about an old air conditioning system that can manage the coming summer weather, or your heater is beginning to fail toward the end of the season after a long winter. You may be asking questions about the subject in any case. Particularly in the early years, repairs are typically worth the price of repairs, especially since they are likely covered under the warranty. With the cost to fix an older air conditioner, furnace, boiler, or heat pump is often steeper, you may be better off replacing the unit. Knowing when the HVAC system is too expensive to repair and it is better to replace is essential. Agape Air Conditioning & Plumbing will explore this issue further.
Frequency of Central AC Repairs
The recurrences of repairs are actually something to be more concerned about than the cost of repair. If you need second repair you’ve needed to schedule within the last twelve months for the heater or air conditioner, there is a problem. Even one repair each year is getting too close to risky. A system that needs professional repairs this often is probably wasting energy and is at high risk of breaking down at the worst possible time.
Inflation Appliance Cost
Maintaining the HVAC system working is the total cost per annum in addition to the frequency of repairs. If those extra repairs add up to paying more than $500 annually, you are paying too much. Being a better invested in purchasing a reliable, new, and energy-efficient heater or air conditioner than excessive money thrown at the repairs.
5,000 HVAC Guideline
It is an ideal guideline to get a quick idea of how worthwhile an HVAC repair is, which is to take the cost of the repair the technician quotes and multiply it by the age of the system. If the product is 5,000 or greater, the repair is probably not worth it. Your 14-year-old air conditioner that needs a $400 repair, with the formula comes from by multiplying the age by the price and you get 5,600 for example. In this example, a replacement is better as it is common for units to be replaced before they are 15 years old.
50% HVAC Rule
Another quick calculation that can help is to take the cost of a new system installation and reduce it by 50% on the unit you’re most likely to purchase next. The quoted cost of the repair should be compared. A repair that’s more than 50% of the cost of a new system is too expensive. Our experts will help guide you toward the repair or new system if this is the better route to take.
Central AC Replacement, Installation, Repairs & Maintenance in Bedford Hills, Manhattan, Flushing, Queens, Brooklyn & The Bronx, New York
Call Agape Air Conditioning & Plumbing and let our certified experts assist you when you need repairs or replacements for your HVAC system in the Greater New York area. Our experts can help you with your HVAC system services.