Depending on the circumstances, repairing an older device can extend the life of a system or be a significant hassle that doesn’t pay off. Petri suggests homeowners familiarize themselves with the warning signals of a failing system to protect themselves from wasted money and the inconvenience of emergency medical services.
“In most cases, repairing your system is the best option, but eventually even a long-lasting, well-maintained air conditioner will need to be replaced,” he said Michael Petri, Owner of Petri Plumbing & Heating. “Whether you’re spending money on a major repair of an older device or investing in a replacement depends on a number of factors. Understanding your device and the needs of your home is helpful in making an informed decision.”
- How old is the air conditioner? Most devices have an expected product life of 10-12 years. Investing in major repairs for equipment that is five years old or younger could pay off by ensuring performance for life. But the older the device, the less cost-effective major repairs are.
- How well does it work? Delay efficiency can be a warning sign of a system that is about to fail. If the device is running longer or more frequently to keep the same level of comfort, consider replacing it before it fails and your family is stuck without air conditioning during the hottest time of the year.
- Does it need freon? On January 1, 2020A ban on the manufacture and import of this once common refrigerant came into effect The United States. Existing supplies are still available, but they don’t last long. Now, if your older Freon-based device needs full service, this is a good opportunity to upgrade to a modern device.
- How do the costs for repair and replacement compare? Regardless of the age of the air conditioner, repair projects that cost at least 50% of the replacement cost are almost always a poor value. In addition to instant savings, a new device offers greater efficiency and convenience, and will save you time and money in the long run.
- What does your HVAC specialist say? Petri urges homeowners to schedule an appointment with a trained HVAC expert before making a final decision about the repair or replacement. Work experience can help them identify the best options available for you and your family.
“Most homeowners will be faced with this decision at least once,” said Petri. “Unfortunately, there is usually no simple answer – you need to consider your family’s specific needs and circumstances. But information and professional guidance can guide you to the solution that will make most sense for your family.”
Petri Plumbing & Heating is an indispensable company committed to the safety of customers and employees with exceptional service. The company practices social distancing and ensures that technicians sanitize their equipment and work areas, and wear personal protective equipment. Petri Plumbing & Heating also offers a Zero Contact Service to reduce the risk of illness.
For more information on Petri Plumbing & Heating or a service call, visit https://www.petriplumbing.com/ or call (718) 748-1254.
About Petri Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Petri Plumbing & Heating, Inc. is a family owned and operated company Brooklyn and the New York City Area. Founded in 1906, the company offers a 100 percent guarantee on all services, upfront pricing and friendly and knowledgeable service experts for all types of plumbing, heating, cooling and drain cleaning needs. From boilers to ovens, leaks to floods and everything in between, our service experts are equipped for all repairs, installations and upgrades so that the job can be done right every time. Petri is also licensed and certified by Green Plumbers USA, the first in New York City to get this designation. For more information, visit www.petriplumbing.com or call 718-748-1254.
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