So, you’ve found out that your HVAC system is on the fritz, just when the weather is starting to warm up as well. Are you going to need to replace the whole system or is it something that can be repaired? Let’s look at different problems your HVAC system might be facing and whether it’s better to repair or replace it.
Things to look out for
How can you spot when there’s something wrong with your HVAC system? There are certain things you should look out for that might indicate that your unit needs professional repair or replacement.
If your energy bills suddenly start increasing without another explanation, it’s likely that your HVAC system isn’t running as efficiently as it used to be. You may also notice that it is harder to heat or cool your home. This could be due to a fault in the system, forcing it to work harder to do its job properly.
If your HVAC system starts making more noise than usual, this could also be due to a fault or a blockage in the system. Lower air quality could also indicate problems, particularly if you notice a lot of dust in the air and settling around the room.
Repair vs. replace
If the problem with your HVAC system comes from an isolated parts failure, then it will be much more cost effective to simply have that part individually replaced or repaired, rather than replacing the entire unit. However, damaged parts can have a knock-on effect when left in bad condition for too long. So, it’s important that you spot the fault and have it seen to as soon as possible.
If a part has been damaged for a while and you’ve still been operating your HVAC system, then other parts may have also been damaged as a result of compensating for the existing fault. Therefore, other parts are likely to need repairing in the near future. In this case, repair costs can really add up, meaning it could’ve been more efficient to just replace the entire system in the first place.
Similarly, if a part fails due to regular wear and tear because of the age of the unit, then it’s a safe bet that the rest of the unit and its individual parts are on their way out as well. So, while a fault in a newer unit could be easily repaired, it may be better to replace your system entirely if a similar fault occurs in an old unit.
For HVAC repairs and replacement around the Triad area, get in touch with us at AC Express, serving Winston Salem, Clemmons, Lewisville, Advance, and more.