Every machine occasionally breaks down. However, if your air conditioner or heating system starts to break down more than once per season, it is not only frustrating, but also costly. If this is the case, you should consider whether a replacement is a better option.
For homeowners, Solar Bear is a trusted partner for both repairs and replacements of major HVAC systems in the South Florida area. If you are concerned that your repair costs are growing out of control, now may be the time to call and discuss your replacement options.
Rising Cost of AC Repairs in Fort Lauderdale
The first thing you should do is consider how much money you currently spend on repairs for your heating and cooling system in the Miami area. This should not include the cost of annual maintenance performed to keep your system in working order; just unexpected repairs that occur during normal operation of your HVAC system.
Ideally, your system should never break down but if it happens once every year or two due to unexpected circumstances, such as a freezing condenser unit or a pest infestation. However, if it happens more often than that, it may be time for a replacement.
Weston Heater and Air Conditioning Energy Efficiency
If your system is old enough that it breaks down on a semi–regular basis, it likely is not very energy efficient. That means it costs more to operate than a newer model and replacement might be a more cost effective solution.
For example, if you have a furnace that is more than 20 years old, it likely has an efficiency rating of between 50% and 70%. However, an upgraded furnace would offer efficiency of at least 80% (the mandated minimum) and up to 98% in the case of the best models on the market. That means you could save a tremendous amount of money on your energy bill just by upgrading, and you would not have to pay for the cost of repairs any longer.
Sunrise HVAC Repair and Replacement Experts
If you still are not sure which option is best for you, you can discuss your situation with one of our technicians. We can help you determine the cost benefit of a new, energy–efficient upgrade to your heating or cooling system versus the cost of maintaining your existing system with frequent repair visits. The cost of the repairs, frequency they are performed and age of your current system will all be taken into consideration here.
If you are ready to discuss your heating and cooling needs, call Solar Bear today and ask to speak with one of our system efficiency specialists. We will help you determine the most cost effective solution for your home and then layout a plan for implementation, whether that involves extensive repairs or a full replacement of your existing system.