Bojiffy Heating and AC
2100 Centennial Dr Suite 200 Hoover, AL 35216
|Posted on September 9, 2013 at 4:59 PM|
When To Replace
In my neighborhood, There are many vehicles showing up to work on Heat Pumps and Air Conditioners. Many people have systems that are designed to be phased out, and the units may not be that old. There are several times that you should evaluate your decision on whether to pay for a major repair or continue to fix leaks.
Have you ever heard of an auto accident where the car was totaled? How was that decision made? The car value was depreciated because it likely had lost economic value anyway. Factored into the value would be reliability, usefulness, gas mileage and so forth. The market determined this.
With Indoor Air Quality, similar forces come into play You have an R-22 (refrigerant) unit that is inefficient when it is working correctly. It uses an environmentally blacklisted refrigerant. When it leaks it is polluting the atmosphere. Then it quits working, It has a bad compressor. That is a major repair. Now you have to decide whether to fix it or something else. We’re not talking a one or two hundred dollar repair. That would be like new tires on a car We’re talking putting a new engine in.here and the brakes and tires are worn , old battery and so on. Maybe they won’t have the parts at some point.
Not only is the compressor motor often the most costly part in the system, but it is not a simple "bolt-in" replacement. The service technician will:
Future topic: Why not just replace the outside unit?
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