When to Replace your Air Conditioner and Furnace

To repair or replace, that is the question that likely comes to mind whenever your heating or cooling system stops working like it should. Although repairing may be the most affordable solution now, it might not be the best choice over the long run.

Factors to consider include:

Fifty Percent Rule

When the cost of repairs approaches 50% of the value of your heating or cooling system, it’s generally time to replace the system.

Other Rules of Thumb

Even if needed repair costs aren’t quite as daunting as 50%, you might want to replace your system if it’s more than 10 years old or you’ve had a history of problems with it. Also, it might be worthwhile to take advantage of one of several opportunities:

Convenience

When you purchase a new system, you can avoid the hassle of unexpected repairs down the line, and you don’t have to sit around uncomfortable while waiting for parts.

Lower Utility Bills

A high-efficiency home comfort system from Apple Air Conditioning can save you hundreds of dollars each year in energy costs, compared to an older system.

Improved Air Quality

Better humidity control means a reduced potential for mold and mildew growth.

Friendlier Refrigerant

Due to growing environmental concerns, the U.S. federal government has mandated that all HVAC manufacturers phase R-22 refrigerant-based equipment out of production. In response, Apple air can provide you cooling systems with R-410A, a U.S. EPA-approved, chlorine-free refrigerant.

Warranty Assurance

If you have an older outdoor unit that needs repair, but you’re not ready to replace your indoor air handler or furnace, a dry-charged unit may be a cost-effective solution. It allows you to avoid the costs of ongoing repair, while also giving you a brand-new outdoor unit backed by a  Limited Warranty.

Enhanced Comfort

Advanced technologies that improve energy efficiency also enhance your comfort, so you can enjoy more even temperatures, better humidity control and a constant flow of conditioned air.