Replacing the HVAC system for your Mount Pleasant, Texas, home is often more economical than a repair. A newer system costs more up front, but it will be more efficient. This means you’ll get your investment back through lower utility bills. An upgrade can also increase the value of your home. If you have an older heater or air conditioner, your system breaks down often, or your indoor air quality is low, it may be time for a new HVAC system.
Age of Existing Unit
Most air conditioning systems last about ten years and furnaces last around 15 years. There’s no reason to repair a heater or air conditioner that you’ll need to replace soon. If you go ahead and replace your system, you can also avoid an inconvenient breakdown.
Modern HVAC systems use a refrigerant called R-410A. It’s environmentally friendly, and it doesn’t deplete the ozone layer, unlike R-22, the refrigerant used in older units. Unfortunately, R-410A won’t work with air conditioners and heat pumps designed for the R-22 refrigerant. The EPA banned R-22 in new systems and production must stop completely by 2020. This makes prices for the old refrigerant so high that many repairs that include a system recharge are no longer practical.
If your system breaks down frequently, or it doesn’t make your home comfortable, you should consider replacing it instead of spending more money on it. Before you choose a new system, check the manufacturer’s warranty on the current system. The warranty could cover most of the costs if your system is less than five years old. In these cases, repairs are usually more economical.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
Even if you change your air filters often, many systems lose their ability to rid indoor air of contaminants like dust, mold, and pollen over time. You could notice an unpleasant musty smell, high humidity in summer, dry air in winter, or aggravated asthma or allergies. Poor indoor air quality can take quite a toll on your health.
Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing can help you to choose the best new HVAC system for your home. We can also provide quality maintenance and repairs. Call us anytime at 903-285-6550 for help with your HVAC concerns.
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