It’s the middle of winter and you notice that your home isn’t heating quite as well as it should.
Before you fork over unnecessary amounts of money, ask yourself 2 quick questions to determine if you should repair or replace your heating unit.
Was your unit built before 1992?
Yes – Consider replacement. At this age, your unit is only doing about half the job. As a general rule, you want to replace a unit once it’s completed 75 percent of it’s expected life. While a new unit may be pricey, it’ll be operating much more efficiently which saves you money in the long run.
No – You should be fine with a repair, as long as the repair isn’t an indicator of more costly breakdowns to come. Have a qualified heating repair professional you trust give you an honest assessment of the job at hand. If you’re still unsure, second opinions are always a good idea.
Do you have to replace the heat exchanger?
Yes – Consider replacement. Numerous heating and air conditioning resources equate this repair to a heart transplant. If your heat exchanger is damaged, there’s a good chance adjoining parts will need replacement within the next couple years. You can avoid numerous costly repairs by replacing the unit as a whole.
Of course, these guidelines are simplified a good deal. If you aren’t sure about your specific situation, it’s better to call a professional to scope out the situation. Call JMAC Heating & Air Conditioning at 702.227.5622 today for more information about heating repair in your area!