Repairing versus replacing is a common question our AZ Air Conditioning and Heating technicians get around this time of year. Sometimes the situation is pretty clear cut, particularly if you have a heater that simply isn’t working, but other times you may have to weigh your options. But whether you choose to repair your heating system or replace it, call the people you can count on: AZ Air Conditioning and Heating.
Repair vs. Replace: Which to Choose
Here are some factors to consider when deciding whether or not to repair or replace your existing heating system:
Age of Your System
The average combustion heating system has a lifespan of about 15 to 20 years. Once a heating system reaches a certain age it can be difficult for the system perform as needed; additionally, an aging system can be prone to excessive repair as components begin to breakdown. If your system is under 10 years old, it may be better to repair, but if it is approaching or is at its expected lifespan, you may want to consider replacement.
Today’s heating systems are very energy efficient; in fact, many heaters have function at 95% efficiency or higher. Aging and/or malfunctioning systems can have a hard time operating at the energy efficiency they were made to operate at, and an older system may not have the energy efficiency of a new model. If your system is still relatively young, doing the needed repairs can increase the efficiency level, but if your system has some years on it, you may be losing important energy efficiency.
Costly and/or numerous repairs are one of the most common reasons people look to replace their heating systems. This is because repairs can add up quickly, sometimes to the cost of a new heating system. If you have been nursing along a heating system for some time, your money may be better spent on a new, reliable system.
Work with a Specialist
If you are on the fence about whether or not to repair or replace your heating system, one of the best steps you can take is to work with a trained specialist. The certified technicians at AZ Air Conditioning and Heating can help you with all your heating needs. Call us today and schedule your heating service in Los Angeles with our experts!