HVAC systems are built to last for years. However, when a problem or damage occurs in your air conditioner or furnace, it can sometimes be tricky to decide whether to repair or replace the unit.
In this post, Bartlett Heating & Air Conditioning shares some tips that will help you determine if a repair or a replacement would be better for your HVAC system.
Age. Most air conditioners can last for 12 to 15 years, while furnaces usually remain functional for 14 to 20 years — provided that they receive regular service and maintenance. If your HVAC units are nearing the end of their lifespan, you should definitely consider replacing them soon.
Frequent repairs. Heating or air conditioning repairs may work in some cases, but if your aging HVAC system has been undergoing frequent repairs for the past several months or even year, this could mean that you need to replace it soon. To be certain, you should hire a qualified technician to assess your system and determine the source of the problem. Furthermore, they can also tell you if replacing a specific part will solve the issue or if it would be better to change out the entire system.
Excessive dust. Leaky ducts can cause particles and air from your attic, basement and crawl spaces to be sucked into the system and then distributed throughout your house. This causes excessive dust to build up on various surfaces. If you notice an unusual amount of dust accumulation in your home, you should have a technician look at your ducts. Depending on the situation, you may not need to replace your mechanical system. Sealing the ducts might be enough to solve the problem.
Bartlett Heating & Air Conditioning has been in business for more than 40 years. Whether you need help with a repair or an AC clean and check, our trained technicians will ensure top-notch workmanship on your job. Call us at (630) 372-7640 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in West Chicago, Bartlett, and the surrounding areas.