We are not quick to replace any unit. Moreover, the ratio of spending for heating and air conditioning systems should be 70-percent preventive maintenance and 30-percent repairs. Those values swing in opposite directions when preventive maintenance isn't instituted and, therefore, shortens the life expectancy of equipment. In these cases, unit replacements are warranted in just a short time.
Generally speaking, a life cycle cost analysis should be done by the customer before deciding to replace or upgrade existing equipment or install new equipment. (We can assist you with that.) Some factors are initial construction or replacement cost, maintenance and operating cost, acceptable return on investment, and equipment expected life. During this phase out of R-22 systems, many customers have benefited their pocket books by upgrading to new available more efficient units using R-410a.
Ask us for our opinion on our next visit or contact us to make special arrangements for the opinion of someone you trust.