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3 Signs it's Time to Replace Your HVAC Oceanside System

Jan 5

Every homeowner will experience a problem with the HVAC Oceanside system. You turn the thermostat up to keep warm in the cold morning. But you don't get any kind of response. There's no sound from the system beginning to run or feeling the heat coming through the radiators or air vents. It's a hope for a simple fix, such as blocked filters or a damaged circuit breaker. However, you might consider whether it's more cost-effective to replace the unit.


How do I know if my HVAC needs to replacing?


Here are some of the things you should consider when making the decision to replace or fix your HVAC system.


1. Make sure you're safe


Your family's safety is most likely your priority. If your heating unit poses a safety risk It is wise to upgrade it especially in cases where the repair is costly and time-consuming.


For instance, a broken heat exchanger on your furnace could result in toxic carbon monoxide leaking into the air in your home, which could lead to death. This is a danger you don't want.


Other issues could need minor repairs, such as jammed valves, or poor wiring. You'll need to do an analysis of the cost-benefit ratio with your HVAC Oceanside contractor to make the best decision.


2. Life expectancy


Think about the age of your furnace. As previously stated, a furnace can have an average lifespan of 15 to 20 years. The competent HVAC technician may mark the date of installation directly on the unit while it's being installed. If not, look for a plate made of metal that has the serial and model numbers in the door of the chamber. Then, you can contact the customer service line of the manufacturer and inquire about the unit's production date.


3. Efficiency of Heating


Your heating system will not successfully heat your home if it's not functioning at maximum efficiency. If some rooms in your home aren't heating to the temperature you have set then it's likely that you have an inefficient heater. It's possible to notice that specific areas are hotter than others in older systems this could be a sign that your heater is having trouble heating the entire home.


Home Cooling System Repair vs. Replacement


Think about the following points to determine if your home's cooling system needs to be replaced or repaired:

1. The Golden Age of the Unit


As your heating system for your home, you should also consider the age of your air conditioning. When it comes time to decide whether you want to replace or repair your air conditioner, the age of the unit is important. Every 10 to 15 years your air conditioner is likely to need to be replaced.


It may not be worthwhile to replace your air conditioner if it's been in use for more than eight years.


2. R-22 Freon usage


In order to save energy, The federal government is moving to phase out Freon across the country. Freon prices are soaring because of this. If your air conditioner uses Freon it will be necessary to replace it someday to switch to the new R410A refrigerant. It's time for you to replace your unit if you're experiencing issues or have stopped working.


3. Frequency of breakdown


Do you feel that your air conditioner is constantly malfunctioning? Are you fed up with contacting experts over and over again to repair a problem with your air cooling system? If so the regular maintenance could build up over time, making it inefficient to carry on with them on a device that is older.


4. Costs of Repair

Should I replace my HVAC before it fails?

A new unit might be a better option If you're not sure if to replace or repair the unit you have. AC units will, without a doubt, require maintenance by your local HVAC Contractor every now and then. If, however, your AC requires frequent repairs and maintenance, the cost will eventually be more than the expense of a new system, making purchasing a new model the most cost-effective option.

AirTime Heating and Air Conditioning 

Oceanside, CA 

(760) 452-9414